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Belfast Tech Alliance Zoom Dinner

December 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, MD Belfastmedia.com and Giancarlo Di Vece, CEO Unosquare
On behalf of the Belfast Tech Alliance

Invite you to
A Zoom Wine Dinner to benefit the QUB Pathways Programme
Friday 11 December 7-8:30pm

Joined by:

James McDonald, Senior Winemaker, Hunter’s Wines, New Zealand/Aotearoa (Hunter’s Wines was established in 1979 by Belfast expats Ernie and Jane Hunter)
Mixologist Francis Schott, Stage Left, New Brunswick, NJ who will guide us in the creation of The Sidecar cocktail

Messages of support: Ian Greer, VC Queen’s University Belfast, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Chancellor QUB


The Belfast Tech Alliance has set a fundraising target of £10,000 to go towards the transformative QUB Pathway Opportunity Programme which provides pre-entry and post-entry academic support plus an annual bursary for entirety of degree course for students who are financially-stretched.

Since 2018, Vice-Chancellor Ian Greer has expanded the Pathways Programme  from 12 to 105 students.

The Community Foundation NI has agreed to match our fund once we reach the £10k target, providing a £20k fillip to this vital fund.

The monies raised from our Zoom Wine Dinner will go to bursaries for students studying for a degree in tech.




Smoked Salmon, Abernethy Butter & Homemade Wheaten (make your own wheaten)

Short Rib of Beef, seasonal root vegetables (vegetarian option of Kelp Linguine)

White Chocolate, Cherry & Kirsch Pannacotta

Young Buck Cheese, Cracker & James St. Chutney





£100 (includes meal from Hadskis, plus Sauvignon and Pinot Noir from Hunter’s Wines). £10 supplement for delivery. Plus VAT.

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VIP Ticket

£150 (includes meal from Hadskis, plus Sauvignon and Pinot Noir from Hunter’s Wines. Plus chance to enter raffle for VIP guests for Tom and Ollie mezze products hamper). Plus VAT.

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Starter: Denis & Louise Murphy, Anaeko

Entrée: Danny Moore, Options Technology

Dessert Sponsor: Jerry & Leslie Hanweck, New York

Cheese Course SponsorRealTime

Wine Sponsor: Gareth Graham, Oakland Holdings.

Cocktail Sponsor: Hennessy

Maitre d’ sponsor: Mark McCormack, Aflac Northern Ireland

Anaeko logo   Tom & Ollie logo   Options logo   Belfast Media Group logo   Uno Square logo   Hanweck logo   Aflac NI logo  
  Stage Left Steak logo 
Aflac NI logo
Hennessy logoDirect Wine Shipments



The Belfast Tech Alliance December 2020 Zoom Wine Dinner raised over £10k which was matched by Community Foundation NI to provide a donation of £20k to the Queen’s University Belfast Pathway Opportunity Programme.

Our thanks to sponsors and supporters: Aflac NI, Options Technology, Unosquare, realTime Recruitment, belfastmedia.com, Gareth Graham, John Cullinane (Boston), Hanweck CBOE, Anaeko, and Concentrix as well as many other tech company and tech agency representatives in Belfast.

A thousand thanks as well to James MacDonald of Hunter’s vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand, and Francis Schott of Stage Left Steak as well as Niall and Joanne McKenna of James St, Direct Wine Shipments, Date Dispatch and Eamon Breen.

Special thanks to Sorcha Mac Láimhín at QUB and Síofra Healy at Community Foundation.

Planning has already begun for our 2021 fundraiser.

Click here to read letter from QUB Vice-Chancellor Ian Greer.


You can see media coverage of the Belfast Tech Alliance fundraiser, complete with message from the QUB Vice-Chancellor, here.

Media Coverage Letter to Attendees



December 11, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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