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Dublin Tech Summit – Resetting the Playbook: Fostering an Inclusive Tech Startup Ecosystem for Women Founders

By Business & Finance
22 May 2024

Dublin Tech Summit to host a panel on systemic challenges faced by women venturing into tech.

Dublin Tech Summit has launched a full agenda, which includes a diverse range of keynotes, talks and panel discussions on all areas of cutting-edge technology.

Despite an increasing number of women venturing into the tech arena, systemic challenges often hinder them from launching and leading startups.

This panel discussion aims to not only bring these issues to the forefront but also suggest innovative strategies to redress the balance.

Key discussion areas will include promoting enhanced media representation for female founders, advocating for investment transparency, and championing ‘Zebras’ – sustainable businesses.


Máirín Murray, Founder,

Máirín Murray, a prominent tech innovator and advocate for women founders, boasts extensive expertise in Ireland’s startup ecosystem. A TEDx speaker, she has spearheaded the design and development of numerous award-winning digital products.
Passionate about leveraging technology for positive social impact, Máirín co-founded Tech for Good Dublin in 2017 and launched TechFoundHer, a 500+ network empowering women tech founders.
Holding an MSC from Trinity College Dublin, she began her career at the BBC, specializing in digital inclusion and learning platform projects.
Committed to addressing entrepreneurial inequality, Máirín challenges structural and cultural biases faced by women founders, emphasizing positive contributions to the economy and society.

Christine Nsubuga Noonan, Fashion Tech Founder,
Klëm Digital Wardrobe Technology

Christine Nsubuga is the CEO and founder of Klëm Digital Wardrobe Technology, a fashion AI startup.

Originally from Uganda, she grew up in rural Ireland and went on to attend the University of Limerick for her Economics degree.

She has since worked in tech companies in the US and Europe.

Christine is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech and believes in the power of dialogue followed by action with the goal to create more room for minorities at the decision-making levels of tech companies.

Emma Obanye, CEO,

Emma is CEO of OneTech, a UK non-profit expanding opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs. She co-founded OneTech in 2018 to address systemic barriers faced by diverse founders trying to launch startups.
Emma is a founder who exited her own startup and is recognised as one of the UK’s Top 100 BAME tech leaders, while OneTech has partnered with Google, JPMorgan, Mayor of London and others to increase support and funding.
Under Emma’s leadership, OneTech entrepreneurs have created 800 new jobs and raised £34M in capital to date.

Ciara Sheahan, CEO & Co-founder,
Orb Media

Ciara Sheahan is co-founder of ORB Media – an immersive e-commerce platform that drives higher conversions and more meaningful consumer engagement by unlocking the innovation of Web 3 to revolutionise Web 2 retail tech.

A future-gazing, female disruptor on a metaverse mission to demystify the technical jargon surrounding immersive tech, building next generation brand storytelling. Presenter of 15 Minutes in the Metaverse, weekly tech slot on FM104, Ciara is a guest lecturer on Web3 and all things immersive tech as well as offering corporate education seminars.

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