The creators of Skype, You Tube, Twitter and Bebo as well as the founders of some of the world's leading technology companies are gathering in Dublin for a Web summit.
The Dublin Web Summit will host some of the most influential web entrepreneurs of the last decade including Chad Hurley from YouTube, Jack Dorsey who co-founded Twitter, Michael Birch from Bebo, Niklas Zennstrom co-founder of Skype and Divyank Turakhia co-founder of Directi.
These big thinkers, all under forty years of age, are collectively worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Dylan Collins Chief Executive Officer of Jolt Online Gaming believes the Web Summit puts Ireland right on centre stage while also drawing attention to our indigenous companies.
Dublin Web Summit, Organiser Paddy Cosgrave explains the reason for holding such a conference.
One of the things we wanted to do was attract people who don’t ordinarily meet or interact with these tech founders who are building incredibly disruptive companies with a truly global impact.
Running alongside the main conference is an event called founders, which brings together speakers from outside the tech world like Peter Sutherland and Mary Robinson.
Over a three days period, 600 people will exchange ideas and perhaps even obtain investment for their companies, potentially making them the next big tech giant.
An RTÉ News report by Sandra Hurley broadcast on 28 October 2010.