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First Fridays for Startups

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An Open Day for Startups

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

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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 (SaaS Sales, Growth Strategy, Pitching…) to the Irish tech ecosystem, including founders and experts on VC Funding, Facebook marketing, UX and more.

Apply by Mon August 28th 11:59pm.

Applications Closed - See Mentor List

Lightning Talks | 12.30 - 13.30

Cap Table Management advice from a VC, a startup Solicitor and a startup Accountant. Each talk will be 10 minutes long, with a joint 20 min Q&A / panel discussion.

Register to ask and upvote questions in advance.

What I've Learned Raising €115m

Brian Norton, co-founder of Future Finance and partner at VC Ridge Road Partners, will share his learnings and advice in building a startup and raising funds.

Keynote | 13.45 – 14.45

Networking | 10.00 - 12.30

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

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 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

"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