Paul Hayes

Makes tech engagement entertaining

Paul brings to the stage a lightness of touch that keeps audiences engaged and highly entertained whilst retaining the ability to go deep on issues facing the world’s leading companies and scale ups. With an unconventional take on most issues, Paul has an ability to ignite a topic or discussion, differentiate an event, and provide audiences with a unique experience, resulting in a lasting memory for all.




As Founder and Director of Beachhut PR, Ireland’s leading tech PR company, Paul Hayes drives innovative communications strategy for a wide variety of tech companies in multiple verticals and geographies. He is known as one of the best connectors in the Irish tech ecosystem and has mentored over 150 start-ups through the NDRC Launchpad, DCU Ryan Academy, and Dogpatch Labs. He is an accomplished host of many tech-related events both in Ireland and around the world, from the Irish Internet Awards and the Data Science Awards in Dublin to Vizions in Berlin and Ireland Week in Los Angeles. He has also delivered innovative marketing strategies at international trade shows such as the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and SXSW in Austin, Texas. Paul’s immersion in the tech scene has led to his creation of unique global events such as Flounders (a gathering for failed founders) and the Start-up Wake Series (where dead startups are buried).

Innovation from start-ups to corporates

Guerrilla Communications Tactics

Communications Strategy

Tech Innovation

Innovation Strategy

“Paul Hayes has become THE spokesperson for Ireland’s start-up community. He has built a reputation based on integrity, charisma and the mother of all networks. Hayes is the ultimate connector, understanding that building great businesses is all about building great relationships. He also has a keen understanding of what it takes for a small Irish idea to make a big impact on the world stage.” - Mark Little, Founder @ Storyful

“It’s difficult to express all my experiences with Paul in a single quote. He has been consigliere, hype-man, connector and a force of nature that every start-up should be exposed to. I can call Paul at any time for any reason and he will always pick up. Paul is not just company marketing and PR, he is LIFE marketing and PR. Also, the man married me. Need I say any more?” - Dylan Collins, Founder @ SuperAwesome

“Paul is one of the most insightful, witty and charming people we have had the pleasure of having at the DCU Ryan Academy who at different events has served as a wonderful host, MC, and speaker. Our programme participants and guests always enjoy Paul's pearls of wisdom and the manner in which he delivers." - Eoghan Stack, CEO @ DCU Ryan Academy

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