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Fingal County Council, in conjunction with Fingal Dublin Chamber, will welcome global technology leaders to Ireland later next week.


Cork's Margaret Burgraff is helping lead Silicon Valley giant Intel's charge to enable the internet of things. It's been quite a journey to the top floor.


He will conclude his trip in Dublin to attend and speak at the 2015 Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) Silicon Valley Global Tech Summit from May 25-26. This builds on O’Brien’s previous work in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and entrepreneurship in Ireland, including attending the Northern Ireland Science Festival in February 2015 and leading a Partnership Opportunity Delegation (POD) in January 2014. On May 27, he will attend a diaspora event with Minister of State for the Diaspora James Deenihan, building on the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships’ diaspora work including the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA).


Department of State - US

The County Council, Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Dublin City University and the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, will host the 7th annual Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) Silicon Valley Global Technology Summit on the 25th and 26th May.


North County Leader

LIMERICK’S high number of skilled graduates plays a key role in attracting new companies to set up operations here, according to Limerick Institute of Technology president Dr Maria Hinfelaar.


Limerick Post

Hartnett believes the Salinas Valley sits in the perfect position to capitalize and provide food technology leadership as the world grows from 7 billion to 9 billion people in the next 20 years.


Santa Cruz Sentinel

John Hartnett, the effective lord mayor of the Irish-American tech glitterati, fired off a few home truths in the Doubletree hotel in Dublin on Wednesday at the inaugural Ireland Inc Summit


Irish Times

Irish technology start-ups praised for punching above their weight in Silicon Valley
Ireland is punching above its weight in Silicon Valley, but it needs to continue to focus on education and fostering entrepreneurship, especially as the ‘Internet of Screens’ gives way to the ‘Internet of Things’.


Irish Times

The first Irish designed and developed microchip, the Galileo board, will receive the ‘Design in Ireland’ award at the Irish Technology Leadership Group's (ITLG) 7th Annual Silicon Valley Global Awards at Stanford University on 8 October.


Business & Leadership

A UCC researcher is to travel to Silicon Valley in California next week in a bid to commercialise a new malaria vaccine patch that has been developed in Cork.

Dr Anne Moore is to meet with venture capitalists and leading technology companies in the US, having led a research team that has developed a microneedle-based patch that results in increased vaccine-induced protection against malaria, using lower doses of vaccine in pre-clinical testing.

Dr Moore’s visit to Silicon Valley is being hosted by the Irish Technology Leadership Group as part of a Science Foundation Ireland initiative for researchers to help them develop their entrepreneurial skills in the Get Started Venture Technology programme.


Irish Examiner

Irish companies are making it big in Silicon Valley, a tech-savvy world which has become Hollywood without the dysfunction. Barbara McCarthy met some of the Irish taking it by storm.

By the sounds of things, Silicon Valley has become the land of milk and honey for Irish companies. Venture capitalist investment in the tiny area south of San Francisco which is just 50km long and 25km wide surpassed €25 billion since 2009 and reached almost €4 billion in the first quarter of 2014, up 67pc on 2013.


Over the past few months I have written in this column about young Irish companies who have made the move to Silicon Valley to realise their dreams of global leadership. Having spent the past month in California reconnecting with friends and colleagues, it became clear to me that the current generation of Irish founders is following in the footsteps of pioneers – Irish leaders who have already made it in Silicon Valley – in start-ups, large technology companies and venture capital. People who moved from Ireland to the Bay Area in the days before the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG), before Silicon Docks, before the Web Summit.


Irish Times

Ireland’s technology entrepreneurs are being urged to “think big” when looking to expand their businesses – especially if they want to attract investment from Silicon Valley in the US.


Re: Locate Magazine

Entrepreneurship is a high-risk game but Irish companies are succeeding. In the last three to four years there has been a blossoming level of respect towards Irish companies in Silicon Valley. Ireland is on the move. John Hartnett, founder and president of the Irish Technology Leadership Group, is creating links between Ireland and Silicon Valley, with the aim of helping young Irish entrepreneurs become successful. »READ MORE

Cian Hughes explains why it’s so important for Irish businesses to connect directly with San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

The Silicon Valley and San Francisco environment offers technology start-ups the ideal base, supports and community to scale their business into the US. Irish tech companies scaling into the US need to seriously consider a permanent presence in Silicon Valley or San Francisco. These companies must build lasting business relationships and provide customers, partners and investors with easy and regular access and communication. This positions the company as a local US organisation and gives customers and investors confidence in the company’s commitment to the market. »READ MORE


Business & Finance

Salinas, California (July 9, 2014) – Forbes, in partnership with SVG Partners and The Steinbeck Innovation Cluster, announced today that it will host the “Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit” in Salinas Valley, California, in July 2015.  This invitation-only event is expected to bring together several hundred of the smartest minds in Silicon Valley and global agriculture in the Salinas Valley to tackle some of the world’s most critical challenges. 

“We are delighted to partner with Forbes to create a global agriculture and technology summit that’s focused on twenty-first-century challenges and opportunities related to food, water, energy and innovation in sustainability,” said John Hartnett, CEO of SVG Partners.


SVG Partners, the Irish Technology Leadership Group’s spin-out venture-capital firm, has taken part in a US$3.2m Series A investment in Posiq, a big-data player focused on helping restaurants and brands build deeper customer relationships.

Silicon Republic

There have been signs for a while that Europe was making serious inroads in Silicon Valley. Barely two months ago, French President Francois Hollande made a stop in San Francisco and announced the opening of the French Tech Hub in the city with much fanfare.

“We can work better as a European group here,” pointed out John Hartnett of SVG Partners and the founder of the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG). His organization is a network of global Irish tech leaders (including former Intel CEO Craig Barrett) whose goal is to foster links between Ireland and Silicon Valley.

Following the mighty tumble taken by the Celtic Tiger in the early 'oughts, John Hartnett , a founder of SVG Partners in Silicon Valley, and Michael Hasenstab , global bonds CIO at Franklin Templeton, saw opportunity for Irish entrepreneurship and investment.

SF Chronicle