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First Fridays for Startups

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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 25 minute slots with a wide variety of curated mentors ranging from Google experts (Online Sales, Growth Strategy, Product Development…) and mentors from across the Irish tech ecosystem from startup founders and experts on UX Design, Accounting, Legal and more.

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Lightning Talks | 12.30 - 13.30 | Vaults

Get a glimpse into a specific vertical through fast paced presentations by Google, Pivotal Labs and other experts. 15 minutes per talk, with a final Q&A panel.

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Workshop | 13.45 - 14.45 | Vaults

A founder story, an inside view on how to raise funding, a practical approach to PR on no budget… these are just some of the past talks!

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Networking | 10.00 - 12.30 | Urban Garden

Meet with Xooglers, fellow founders and entrepreneurs, connect with potential partners and find somebody that already went through your same problems.

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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

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!

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

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.