Irish entrepreneur Niamh Bushnell named as Dublin’s first Commissioner for start-ups
There has been some very interesting news on the Irish start-up front as Dublin has been appointed its very own ‘Commissioner for start-ups’.
Niamh Bushnell, serial entrepreneur and CEO of mentor matching solution firm IDIRUS, was recently named as Dublin’s first Commissioner for start-ups.
Bushnell now has the task of making Dublin the best place in Europe for start-ups. Speaking to Silicon Republic, Bushnell said that she believes Dublin has the potential to become one of world’s great start-up capitals.
“It’s been so exciting to see the Dublin tech scene rise up over the last few years. We have the opportunity to build on the success to date and become one of the great start-up capitals of the world and I’m looking forward to helping us get there and stay there,” she said.
It’s certainly great news for anyone currently setting up a start-up in Dublin, but Bushnell is sure to have a lot on her plate.
As well as working closely with Dublin City Council and Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices in order to maximise Dublin’s start-up potential, Bushnell is also tasked with developing international recognition of Dublin as being a prime innovation hub for start-ups to grow.
Excited to be Dublin's first Commissioner for Startups. A professional honor + a personal joy to be back home in this great city of Dublin.
— Niamh Bushnell (@NiamhBushnell) September 9, 2014