The Dublin Web Summit is looking to recruit 40 new people as Europe's largest technology event doubles in size.

The Summit, which was founded by Paddy Cosgrave, David Kelly and Daire Hickey in 2010, now has a workforce of over 50 fulltime employees and wants to almost double that figure.

However, Paddy Cosgrave said that he is facing difficulties in identifying "high quality graduates" for the positions. To this end, The Summit is prepared to pay up to €10,000 for anyone who refers a person who is eventually hired by the group.

The Summit is looking for people for positions such as data scientist, iOS engineers, sales and head of partnerships.

This year's Dublin Web Summit takes place on November 4-6.

Speakers confirmed so far for the event include PayPal co-founder and serial entrepreneur Max Levchin, Oculus VR's CEO Brendan Iribe and Cisco's chief technology and strategy officer Padmasree Warrior.