Paddy Cosgrave is the founder of Web Summit and f.ounders.
Paddy graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2006 with a BA, MA in Political Science and Economics. He worked in a number of start-ups before setting up Web Summit and f.ounders in 2010 with Daire Hickey and David Kelly.
Paddy is the founder and CEO of Web Summit, a global technology conference that takes place in Dublin each November. In 2014, 22,500 attendees from over 100 countries flew to Dublin for Web Summit. Speakers have included the founders and CEOs of Twitter, YouTube, Netflix, Skype, Tesla, PayPal, Angry Birds, PayPal, Oculus VR and many others.
In less than 5 years the Web Summit has grown from a small team of 3 people to a full time team of over 100. In 2016 Web Summit will be hosting Collision in New Orleans, RISE in Hong Kong and SURGE in Bengaluru.
F.ounders, an annual private gathering of 200 CEOs of the world's leading technology companies which happens alongside Web Summit, has been described by Bloomberg as "Davos for Geeks".
Paddy is also listed on WIRED Magazine's list of 100 most important people in tech.
|May 10, 2016||PocketGamer - In search of mobile gaming at Collision 2016|
|Feb 11, 2016||The Journal.ie - Tech - Google’s gift to Ireland is talent, not tax dollars|
|Feb 2, 2016||EU Startups - Lisbon Web Summit – what to expect in 2016|
|Jan 26, 2016||RudeBaguette - Is France ready to host its own Web Summit?|
|Jan 24, 2016||The Independent.ie - Web Summit co-founder Daire Hickey chosen by 'Forbes' as one of the world's top business stars under 30|
|Jan 17, 2016||The Independent.ie - New Dublin social media conference aims to replace Web Summit|
|Jan 13, 2016||The Journal.ie - Tech - Looks like the Web Summit was doing quite well in Dublin|
|Jan 9, 2016||The Independent.ie - Forget the wifi and the what-ifs, Forbes says Hickey's the real deal|