Fringe Summit – in the creative heart of the city

All across Dublin there will be talks and discussion as part of Fringe Summit. It’s second only to the main event – find out more about Fringe Summit here.


You’ve heard about all the other satellite summits at this year’s event, as well as the special gatherings we’ll be hosting on Film, Sport, Food and Music. Now – as if there wasn’t enough going on – it’s time to learn about yet another exciting part of Web Summit 2014: welcome to Fringe Summit.

Fringe Summit is where we open up our festival of tech to the good people of Dublin, allowing everyone to experience a snippet of Web Summit 2014. There will be plenty to get involved in, with a series of free talks and events across the city centre hosted by the creative Irish businesses who have their ears most firmly pressed to the ground of the digital world.

Each host will bring something fresh and original to their event, with all of them featuring fascinating speakers and offering a new perspective on issues facing the tech world, whether it’s to do with entrepreneurship, media, culture or the arts. Let’s take a look at some of this year’s hosts:


Agility are a diverse group, from writers, project managers and planners to web designers, product designers and coders. They’ve worked with everyone: bootstrapped startups, well-funded companies and loads of social ventures.


BLOCK T is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a platform for visual and performing arts, as well as fostering philosophical, creative and social innovation, locally and internationally.

Le Cool

Le Cool is a free weekly magazine featuring a selection of cultural events and leisure activities. With bases in more than a dozen cities, they separate the worthwhile from the unmissable, keeping their culturally-engaged audience in the know.

Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds have created a movement that brings music lovers together. They are now the world’s largest live music discovery community, curating secret, intimate gigs in unique spaces in 87 cities all around the world. With every intimate show, they are bringing the magic back to live music.


Sweatshop is a digital media agency specialising in producing creative content across a variety of platforms. They facilitate brands who want to engage with audiences through content marketing, social media, creative projects, events and ad sales.


Specialising in connecting brands with young audiences, Thinkhouse is a creative communications agency with offices in the UK and Ireland. They work with some of the world’s biggest brands, connecting them with 18-35 year-olds by creating and delivering innovative campaigns through digital and traditional media.

Made It

Made It series has spent 2014 picking the brains of Dublin’s most exciting makers and doers. On November 5th, Made It is teaming up with the Web Summit to cross-examine some of the tech world’s top minds on how the community is changing.

Read: A new world of Summits – Film, Sport, Food and Music

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