Niamh Bushnell, Dublin Commissioner for Startups
Niamh Bushnell is Dublin's first Commissioner for Startups, a role created as a result of the Activating Dublin report spearheaded by Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Dublin City Council. The position has been funded privately through the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurs. At the highest level, Niamh's mission as Commissioner is to develop a voice, an image and a platform for Dublin as a great startup city, nationally and internationally. She will work in conjunction with Dublin City Council, Enterprise Ireland, Dublin's universities and Local Enterprise Offices to promote and maximise the potential of the city's startup ecosystem. Niamh is the co-founder of IDIRUS, a purpose-built peer to peer networking and mentor matching platform. Prior to her appointment as Startup Commissioner, Niamh was the Entrepreneur in Residence at Talent Tech Labs in New York City. She is also an angel investor and mentor at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator in New York (ERANYC). Niamh co-founded her first company, Pan Research, in Dublin in 1996.