Emerging Businesses in Austin to Explore Going Global at Capital Factory Tech Incubator -- "Grow Your Business Through Ireland", a complimentary seminar, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24th, at Capital Factory in Austin, Texas.
Austin, Texas, October 12, 2012 -- Senior executives of high-growth companies will join IDA Ireland, SolarWinds, Indeed.com and PwC for an evening of speakers, panel discussions and networking centered on how to effectively scale and internationalize their business operations.
The complimentary seminar, entitled "Grow Your Business Through Ireland", is hosted by William Fry and will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24th, at Capital Factory in Austin, Texas.
At Capital Factory, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the latest community for tech startups and take in 360-degree views of one of the fastest growing cities in the country while learning about international expansion strategies.
Designed for individuals in high-growth companies tasked with determining the location of business critical operations globally, the event will focus on how to build and support a network of international customers by leveraging Ireland as a gateway to Europe.
"Emerging businesses thrive in collaborative, entrepreneurial environments. Just as the Capital Factory nurtures innovation among tech startups in Austin, Ireland offers a supportive ecosystem that fosters international growth through a highly trained, technically-savvy workforce and pro-business infrastructure," said Barry O' Dowd, Head of IDA Ireland's Emerging Business Division.
Since 2010, more than 50 emerging businesses from the U.S. and EU such as Marketo, Sangart, Riot Games and Delcath Systems have established their presence in Ireland, working alongside IDA Ireland. These companies, characterized by their innovation, growth potential and ambition to expand, join global leaders such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and Intel, who also chose Ireland as their European hub.
Bart Kalsu, Vice President of Finance and Joe Ciccarello, Vice President of Tax, at SolarWinds, a developer of network management and discovery tools based in Austin, will share insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with high-growth companies pursuing a global strategy as well as the company's decision to locate in Ireland.
Other speakers and panelists include:
• Gemma Thompson, European Markets and Business Operations Manager, Indeed.com
• Mary McEvoy, Vice President - Emerging Business Division, IDA Ireland
• Harry Harrison, Tax Director, PwC
For more information and to register, please visit the event page at the following link –
Capital Factory is located at 701 Brazos St. #1600, Austin, Texas 78701.
About IDA Ireland's Emerging Business Division
IDA Ireland is Ireland's inward investment promotion agency. Working with sister agencies and other stakeholders, IDA Ireland assists high-growth companies with financial support and to make connections in Ireland. IDA Ireland also facilitates the building of business between emerging companies and third-level institutes and their graduates and promotes linkages with indigenous companies of similar scale and potential. For more information, please visit www.idaireland.com/emerging-business/ or follow IDA Ireland on Twitter @IDAIRELAND.