Last year I attended a brand new event in Dublin called Founders (or F.ounders if you prefer the branding). I duly wrote it up here as an “overnight must-attend” and a welcome addition to the European tech events scene.
As one of the few writers to attend the first one, it was indeed a pretty damn good event, and an amazing achievement for 27 year old entrepreneur Paddy Cosgrave. And I see various others coming out with a bunch of superlatives to describe the events, which was run alongside the Dublin Web Summit.
First I’ll say what happened, then I’ll have something to say about what I think is going on here.