Eoin Costello

Eoin is a passionate digital innovator helping to redefine localities in the 21st century as platforms for sustainable jobs, innovation and collaboration. He has acted as the director for national initiatives such as the Startup Gathering, Digital First Day and the Connected Hubs Showcase Day.

He was appointed to the Irish Government’s ‘Enterprise Digital Advisory Forum’ in 2022 and reappointed in 2023. He was named Ireland’s ‘Local Digital Hero’ at the .ie Digital Town Awards in 2022. His book ‘Digital First Communities, a better way to live and work’ was awarded the Minister’s Medal by the Chair of the OECD 4th ‘Digital 4 SMES’ Roundtable.

As CEO of Startup Ireland Eoin led Ireland’s national startup week, the Startup Gathering, and was an award-winning incubation centre manager at TUDublin Hothouse. Previously he grew Novara Technology from the front bedroom of his home to over 10,000 customers at the time of its sale.