With academic visits to headquarters like Google and AirBnB, the week presents many opportunities to shake hands with key actors who have had success over the years. Of particular note is the ‘Hackers/Founders Meetup,’ an evening at a startup incubator, the National Digital Research Center. Students network with technies, developers, and business founders, and then all participants can formally pitch their business proposals to the crowd.
For DIS student at the time, Matt Corbin from Haverford College, the Meetup made more of an impact than expected. After hearing from Prospr, a health-based fitness company, he realized their business plan had incredible similarities to his. He followed up to inquire about the possibility of working together.
Later on in the week, Matt was able to meet with Prospr and agreed to join the team, where his primary role would revolve around business development in Europe and the United States. Throughout the rest of the semester, Matt handled lead generation, managed their online CRM platform, and engaged in some marketing efforts.
Following the study tour to Dublin, Matt shared his thoughts and excitement on the experience, “I feel incredibly fortunate to have had to opportunity to visit such a wonderful city! The exposure I received while in Dublin has validated and reinforced my growing entrepreneurial passions.”Back to all news