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First Fridays for Startups

Next edition coming up on Friday March 3rd

1 -on- 1 Mentoring

30 minute slots with a wide variety of curated mentors covering every aspect of building your startup

An Open Day Every Month For Startups

First Fridays for Startups is a platform where members of the startup ecosystem can come together on a regular basis, enabling them to learn, connect and grow, powered by Google For Entrepreneurs.

Mentoring | 10.00 - 12.00 | Urban Garden

1 on 1 mentoring in the format of 30 minute slots with a wide variety of curated mentors ranging from Google experts (Adwords, Analytics, Engineering, Data Science) and also mentors from across the Irish tech eco-system from legal, UX design, PR and investors.


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Lightning Talks | 12.30 - 13.30 | Vaults

Fast paced presentations by Pivotal Labs on best practices for agile development and how to build a product quickly, avoiding buggy code.
2 live coding presentations, 25 minutes each, following 5 minutes of Q&A.

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Workshop | 13.45 - 14.45 | Vaults

‘The Extra Inch’ – Nicola Byrne, founder of multiple business startups including Cloud90 and 11890, will be talking about how to grow a successful technology company and how to engage with major brands at an early stage to build trust, how to be successful as an entrepreneur, and spot what nobody can see.

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Next OneMarch 3rd

This month we’ve lined up a great range of events at Dogpatch Labs to help you grow your startup! From top investors to marketing gurus to Google experts…

Keep me Informed

"Fantastic, honest, helpful and practical information is shared, that you can incorporate into your own startup."

Suzanne Kennedy, Newslinn

"I found the workshop extremely beneficial. To speak with highly experienced professionals and industry experts specifically about my particular needs for my growing business was a priceless experience and one that I hope to participate in again."

Caroline Gleeson

Other Events This Day

There are some other great events happening across the ecosystem on Friday as well!


The Startup Commissioner is located right beside Dogpatch Labs. On the 1st Friday of every month it bring Dublin’s tech community together for breakfast. Recommended!

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Silicon DrinkAbout

Finish up the Friday with Silicon Drinkabout Dublin! A meet-up for startups (including techies, designers and business folk) to meet like-minded people, have some fun and relax.

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“Our partnership with Dogpatch Labs is helping to broaden the reach of Google’s existing startup community engagement. First Friday for Startups concentrates a day of activities to support startups.”

Paddy Flynn

The Mentors

Mentorship is a great way of giving back to the community. We’ve had some amazing mentors come through so far and are looking for more so why not get in touch!

Beachhut PR
UX Guy
Phillip Lee
ACT Venture
Allison PR
A&L Goodbody

Hot Desk for the Day at Dogpatch Labs

We would like to invite you to come hot desk for a day at Dogpatch Labs on Friday March 3rd.

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