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First Fridays for Startups

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Friday March 2nd

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.

Keynote | 13.45 - 14.45

Our Keynote speaker is Giustina Mizzoni, Executive Director at CoderDojo – an amazing initiative that started in Cork in 2011 and now has over 1700 dojos across 75 countries. The Keynote, titled “Changing The Face of Tech”, will be about the CoderDojo story and how everyone has a role to play to increase diversity.

Mentoring | 10.00 - 12.00

1 on 1 mentoring in the format of 25 minute slots with a variety of curated mentors ranging from Google experts to founders and more. Topics include Company Culture, Software Engineering, & Digital Marketing to name a few.

Lightning Talks | 12.30 - 13.30

Learn more about the importance of Diversity and Inclusion in your organisation from the likes of Google, Zalando and NDRC. Each talk will be 10 min long, talking about the philosophy and the practicalities of a healthy culture, with a 20 min Q&A at the end.

Networking | 10.00 - 12.30

Looking for partners, feedback on your idea, or simply talk to someone who already went through the same problems?

Connect with fellow founders and tech professionals, coffee and snacks included!

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 First Fridays for Startups.

Other Events On The 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 brings 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!

Pivotal Labs
Beachhut PR
Phillip Lee
UX Guy
ACT Venture
Allison PR
A&L Goodbody
Delta Partners
Noone Casey

Next First FridaysApril 6th

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"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