Road Tripping Ireland In The Startup Van

As I try to delve more into interesting startups and travel tech on this blog, I do believe I have found the perfect combination! Say hello to The Startup Van, a classic VW camper van that is touring around Ireland to bring you news from the best of The Emerald Isle’s budding entrepreneurs.

Founded by Graham Hussey and Mark McDonagh, The Startup Van is one of a kind.  While there are already some great outlets for startups to have their voices heard (Startup TV and Dublin Globe are both doing a fantastic job!), this is the first time the interviewers will actually interview people from INSIDE a van!

They have already been to some events in Dublin and are set to go around Ireland in search of many more of Ireland’s brightest young entrepreneurs.


Don’t expect the usual startup funding questions either. These guys tend to throw in total curve ball questions and will challenge you to a ‘hair off’…if you’re lucky.

There newly released promo video gives you an insight to just how serious these guys are…

  • IrishStartUp.TV
    September 29, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Not the first time actually! IrishStartUpTV has been to Limerick and twice to Clare and Cork in the last 6 weeks alone, interviewing at least 32 startups.

    • intrepidtraveller
      September 29, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      Wow, that’s incredible. I didn’t know you traveled around, thought it was mainly in Dublin. :-)

  • The Vagabond Baker
    September 30, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    What a cool idea, what a gorgeous van and… Best Job Ever! The name makes me smile too – after owning a couple of (not quite so old) VW vintage vans, starting up was often an issue. Put it this way, I’ve become an expert at push starting small vans ;)

  • Videobase
    October 23, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    It was a pleasure to work with Mark and Graham to produce their first ever video. We had a great time cruising around in the van!

  • Ben
    November 30, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    We had so much fun talking to Mark and Graham in the van! Awesome idea and gorgeous interview in Dublin! All the Best for you guys.