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Dogpatch Labs

A Leading Startup Hub in Ireland

The Vaults

Conversion of 200 year old whisky vaults into event space for the tech community

The Mezzanine

Hotdesking for the community in the new Urban Garden

About Us

Dogpatch Labs is a startup hub located in the heart of the Dublin Docklands. Our mission is to accelerate the development of Ireland’s startup ecosystem. We support startups & the tech community by providing a space to grow, share knowledge & form connections.

From Furniture Store...

We’re home to over 45 companies and over 300 Members. Alumni include many of Ireland’s fastest growing tech companies including Intercom and Boxever. And through the global Google for Entrepreneurs Partner Network we’re connected to startup ecosystems around the world. We’ve been home to many of Ireland’s fastest growing technology companies including Logentries, Boxever, Profitero, Intercom and CoderDojo.

...To Startup Hub

With the relocation to the chq Building and under the mentorship of Mervyn Greene and Neville Isdell, Dogpatch Labs enters a new phase with a distinct identity. Having expanded now to almost 40,000 sq ft in size over three levels, Dogpatch is now better placed than ever to serve the tech community with the help of key partnerships with Ulster Bank, Google and more.

Our Alumni

Our Space

Dogpatch has been open for just over a year and has been through three distinct stages of development. The original site allowed us the opportunity to create space for up to 25 startups, many of which are still with us. The second phase of development, with the help of Ulster Bank, gave us The Vaults, our dedicated events and meeting space.

Ground Floor

A former furniture store located on the north end of the chq Building, the 13,000 sq ft of space began to be developed in January 2015. A young and dynamic team was assembled and tasked with drawing up plans and designs for a unique coworking space. Once confused by a passerby of being a doggy day care centre (!), Dogpatch still attracts lots of interest within the building but has firmly established its presence in the area.

The Vaults

The development of The Vaults in partnership with Ulster Bank represents the second stage in the evolution of Dogpatch Labs as it grew to 22,000 sq ft. The conversion of 200 year old former whisky vaults into a world-class events and meeting room space enables greater community involvement in Dogpatch. Since the launch of The Vaults in November 2015, there have been hundreds of diverse events and thousands of attendees who have come through our doors.

The Mezzanine

Partnerships with Pivotal Labs, Ulster Bank and Google enabled the development of the Mezzanine Floor, allowing Dogpatch Labs to become Ireland’s largest coworking space at 40,000 sq ft. Half of the space will serve as hotdesking space for entrepreneurs, while the other half will be dedicated to office space for Pivotal Labs. The Urban Garden area will also serve as an events space for the community with recent events such as the ESB Big Energy Hack proving to be a huge success.

Dogpatch Labs - Official Launch

Three months after opening our doors, Dogpatch officially launched in March 2015

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The Vaults Launch

In November 2015 we opened The Vaults, in partnership with Ulster Bank

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The Mezzanine Launch

We've recently renovated the Mezzanine area, creating 'high growth office space' for Pivotal as well as an Urban Garden for the community

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Our Location

Situated on the banks of the Liffey and within the historic chq Building, Dogpatch Labs is the heart of the tech and financial ecosystem. We are well connected by Luas, DART and bus routes…

The chq Building

We are proud to be housed inside the iconic and historic chq Building. Formerly known as Stack A, it was built in 1820 as a wine and tobacco warehouse with vaults beneath to store wine. Constructed by the pioneering work of John Rennie it has since been restored many times. The building is home to EPIC Ireland, the new interactive visitor experience that showcases the unique global journey of the Irish people, as well as a number of delicious food and coffee outlets.

The Digital Docklands

We are at the heart of Ireland's tech and financial ecosystem. South of the River Liffey there are the European HQs of some of the world's biggest tech companies; Google, Facebook and Air BnB. To the North lies the IFSC - International Financial Services Centre - where a number of Fintech companies are innovating for the 21st century.

Our Team

Orla Hanratty

Operations Manager

Patrick Walsh

Managing Director

Naoise Gaffney

Community Coordinator

Jennifer Barrett

Events Manager

Yohei Ishikawa

Content and Event Management

James Keating

Content Manager

Liz McCarthy

Special Projects

Suzanne Heery

Financial Controller

Lei Liu


Gleb Sapunenko

Data Analyst

Menno Axt

Programme Manager

Monika Wojtek

Head of Operations

Aisling Wyer

HR Manager

Stephen Lynch

Partner Associate

Johanna Moran

Partner Manager

Jake Phillips

Membership Manager

Chris Walla

Program Associate

Cristina Bob

Accountant Assistant

"The expansion into the Mezzanine represents the third and final development of Dogpatch Labs' coworking space. In just 18 months these developments allow us to become the centre of gravity for Ireland's tech ecosystem."

Patrick Walsh, Managing Director