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A Startup State of Mind

Dogpatch Labs is a startup hub, located in the heart of Dublin’s Digital Docklands.


Our Mission

By providing a platform for entrepreneurship and innovation, our mission is to accelerate the development of Ireland’s startup ecosystem.



We work with corporates on their innovation journey to help them effectively engage with the startup ecosystem.



A unique and thriving community of Irish startups, international companies and innovative social enterprises



We open our space to the tech community and host more startup events than any other in Ireland

A Platform forInnovation

We run award-winning accelerators and incubators that help large organisations ‘work with’ or ‘work like’ startups. Acting as the bridge between startups and corporates, we help large organisations on their innovation journey by providing a platform to help them effectively engage with the startup ecosystem. In turn, we provide startups with the support to make valuable connections with corporates.

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Dogpatch Labs involved in new €1bn Innovation District

The Irish Government has backed plans to part-fund a new €1 billion technology campus headed by Trinity College Dublin and as well as a number of technology and innovation partners, including Dogpatch Labs. The campus will be located in what will be known as the Grand Canal Innovation District, modelled on innovation districts elsewhere such as Toronto, Rotterdam and Paris.

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Harvard TECH visit Dogpatch for Smart City Innovation Forum

In Dublin to share insights and knowledge on 5G platforms, Harvard TECH visited Dogpatch as part of a Smart City Innovation Forum that brought together delegates from over 20 cities, the Smart Docklands community, as well as Irish startups engaged in ‘smart’ tech.  Our Smart City Lead, Ciaran Gilsenan, was given the opportunity to speak at the event, describing how Dogpatch Labs aims to become a ‘smart’ hub through the rapid deployment of new technologies.

Dogpatch Incubator program wins Financial Innovation Award

This year’s first annual Deloitte Financial Services Innovation Award saw our partners Ulster Bank pick up an award for their outstanding achievements in financial innovation. The award recognises the impact the Dogpatch-led ‘Startup’ Incubator has had on staff learning and innovation in company as a whole.

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Scale Ireland launches to help drive startup policy in Ireland

If we want to have a world-class startup ecosystem, we must create a world-class policy environment. Dogpatch Labs and a host of Irish startup leaders have banded together to form ScaleIreland, an organisation which aims to provide a unified voice for innovation-driven enterprise across Ireland. One of their first actions is a Budget 2020 plan which will help incentivise growth in the Irish startup ecosystem.

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Mentoring, lightning talks and workshops for the startup community

First Fridays for Startups

A Global Network

Dogpatch Labs was chosen to be part of a global community of startup hubs connected by Google for Startups. 



The Google for Startups Passport Program allows member startups to work flexibly from over 50 partner locations and Campus spaces around the world.



In Our Community

Our curated community gives you the opportunity to surround yourself in a deeply embedded tech community of entrepreneurs, developers, social enterprises, venture capitalists and more. We are host to a diverse range of startups – from early stage Irish startups to fast-growing international tech disruptors.


Meet Our Community

We are proud to have a number of world-class founders, entrepreneurs and investors as part of our community.

Jon Bradford

Advisor & Founder

Alison Darby


Brian Caulfield

Venture Capitalist

Ann Hunt

Founder & Investor

Alison Kopf


Brian Norton


Shane Curran


David Hunt


What’s On?

Find out what’s happening at Dogpatch Labs in the coming weeks

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Beginning with founding partner CHQ, key partners have backed the vision of creating a central platform for entrepreneurship and innovation in Ireland.