Belfast, Northern Ireland — Keen to tap Irish hospitality and a culture of innovation, members of the Pipeline entrepreneurial fellowship program have incurred no shortage of either in Northern Ireland’s capital city.
After a morning of “speed dating” with Irish entrepreneurs, 13 fellows in Pipeline’s 2016 fellowship class joined alumni at Brewbot to continue fostering friendships within the Belfast business community. One part brewery and two parts tech startup, Brewbot created a robot that tracks and automate the brewing process. In fact, one of the robots even concocted a custom brew for Pipeline to commemorate the visit to Brewbot, which also hosted Belfast Lord Mayor Brian Kingston.
And amid the “craic” — a Gaelic term for fun and enjoyable conversation — I sipped a pint with the founder of Kansas City-based SquareOffs, Jeff Rohr, to catch up on his firm and experience thus far in Ireland.