Leading Venture Capitalist Bill Tai delivered an inspiring address at a reception in the Ambassador’s residence for participants in the Start App Competition. The Startapp Competition is a competition to identify the most ambitious, hardworking and amazing Irish start-ups. The competition aims to find those diamonds in the rough, take them to Silicon Valley, and hopefully allow them to get funding along the way. They hope to foster dialogue and collaboration between, innovators, researchers, investors and industry and to further stimulate innovative business culture around Ireland. A group of experienced venture capitalists participated in a packed program of interactive workshops, networking, business pitches, mentorship and judging panels in both Dublin in Belfast.