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20 under 20

20 under 20

Tom McCarthy
Tom McCarthy

In January 2015, the Journal.ie published their 20 Under 20 list for the year, a selection of Ireland’s “most promising young talent,” from budding sportstars to young scientists to teenage entrepreneurs. I was over the moon after seeing myself on the list and got plenty of congratulations from people who knew me. However, there wasn’t much more in making the list and I quickly forgot about it.

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The Google for Entrepreneurs EMEA Summit 2017

The Google for Entrepreneurs EMEA Summit 2017

Dogpatch Labs just wrapped up the 3 day long 2017 Google for Entrepreneurs EMEA Summit which involved 8 other tech hubs from across Europe and the Middle East. When I first began helping plan the Summit on my first day at Dogpatch as a Partners Associate, I understood its purpose and mission. However, it wasn’t until its start when I felt the palpable excitement and eagerness all of the members had to spitball solutions to the problems, collaborate with one another on strengthening their network and mingle with people trying to shape startup culture in their respective ecosystems.

How Blackbox ‘Elevates’ Global Startup Founders in Two Weeks

How Blackbox ‘Elevates’ Global Startup Founders in Two Weeks

Fadi Bishara seems to be one of the best connected and universally-liked people in Silicon Valley, and a few weeks ago I found myself sitting on the floor next to him — alongside a group of startup founders from around the world talking culture, values, mindset, and the founder’s journey. This experience was the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a Blackbox ‘Partner in Residence’ representing Dublin’s Dogpatch Labs at Blackbox Connect — a two week residential programme that brings ambitious startup founders from around the globe to …

Dogpatch Labs launches the Urban Garden in partnership with Pivotal Labs and Google

Dogpatch Labs launches the Urban Garden in partnership with Pivotal Labs and Google

It’s hard to believe it was just under 2 years ago that we opened our doors here in The chq Building and yet here we are at the end of 2016 and we’ve just expanded to nearly 40,000 sq ft spanning across 3 floors. Following on from the opening of The Vaults last November, we’ve transformed the mezzanine floor of The chq Building into an indoor ‘Urban Garden’.  This is a unique flexible space that can be used by the Tech community to collaborate, network and work alongside the …

20 under 20

20 under 20

In January 2015, the Journal.ie published their 20 Under 20 list for the year, a selection of Ireland’s “most promising young talent,” from budding sportstars to young scientists to teenage entrepreneurs. I was over the moon after seeing myself on the list and got plenty of congratulations from people who knew me. However, there wasn’t much more in making the list and I quickly forgot about it.