COSGRAVE Patrick
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COSGRAVE Patrick

COSGRAVE
Patrick

Irish entrepreneur

Profession: Entrepreneur

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Biography

Patrick Cosgrave is an Irish entrepreneur. He was a co-founder of Web Summit, an annual technology conference.

Career

Cosgrave was the executive director of Rock the Vote Ireland, a campaign launched in April 2007 to encourage young people to vote in the May 2007 Irish general election. He was a co-founder of MiCandidate, a website that "provided detailed information on every candidate running in the 2007 general election". The company was sold for "an undisclosed sum" in October 2009. In 2008, he was involved with the foundation of an Irish Undergraduate Awards scheme.

Cosgrave is a co-founder of the Web Summit and F.ounders conferences.

Cosgrave was awarded the 2015 Irish Exporters Association annual gold medal. He was listed 18th in the 2015 Wired UK list of the "100 most influential individuals in the wider Wired world".

Cosgrave is an Ambassador for the European Innovation Council for the years 2021–2027.

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