Go West: Irish Entrepreneurs head stateside for CEO Retreat

More than 80 Irish entrepreneurs traveled to the US last weekend to take part in what is believed to be the largest unofficial trade mission to leave Ireland.

The week-long CEO retreat, which is organised by consultancy firm EY, is taking part in San Francisco from Monday onwards with the entrepreneurs expected to hear from decision makers at some of Silicon Valley’s most successful technology firms.

Attendees include the 24 EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 finalists. Representing the full spectrum of industries from across Ireland, this year’s finalists employ more than 5,000 people and generate annual revenues of more than €475 million. Other guests include a large number of former EY Entrepreneur of the Year winners and finalists.

In addition to meeting some of the biggest movers and shakers in San Francisco, the Irish entrepreneurs will also hear from leading academics at Stanford University and will visit Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank.

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