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Dogpatch Labs

"We believe that with the right platform, entrepreneurs can solve some of the world’s biggest problems."

Patrick Walsh - CEO | Dogpatch Labs

Our Story

Dogpatch Labs is a startup hub, located in the historic chq Building and in the heart of Dublin’s Digital Docklands. Our mission is to accelerate the development of Ireland’s startup ecosystem by providing a valuable community from where you can grow, share knowledge and form connections.

From Furniture Store...

We’re home to over 250 startups and over 500 Members. Alumni include many of Ireland’s fastest growing tech companies such as Instagram, Intercom, Boxever, Voysis, Twilio, Logentries and Profitero. Through the global Google for Startups Network we’re connected to startup ecosystems around the world.

...To Startup Hub

With the relocation to the chq Building and under the mentorship of Mervyn Greene and Neville Isdell, we entered a new phase with a distinct identity. Having expanded now to almost 40,000 sq. ft in size over 3 levels, we’re now better placed than ever to serve the tech community with the help of key partnerships with Ulster Bank, Google and more.

...To National Accelerator

In 2021 Dogpatch entered another exciting phase, as we were chosen by the Government to run the NDRC, Ireland’s national accelerator programme. Now not only do we offer an environment and platform for entrepreneurs to solve global problems, we’re also delivering a mentorship-driven accelerator and early stage supports across Ireland alongside our regional partners Portershed, RDI Hub, and Republic of Work.

Our Alumni

Our Space

Dogpatch opened in March 2015 and has been through three distinct stages of development. The original site allowed us the opportunity to create space for up to 25 startups, many of which are still with us. The second phase of development, with the help of Ulster Bank, gave us The Vaults, our dedicated events and meeting space. Our newest and third phase was the construction of the Mezzanine Floor and our flexible hotdesking Urban Garden space.

Ground Floor

A former furniture store located on the north end of the chq Building, the 13,000 sq. ft of space began development in January 2015. A young and dynamic team was assembled and tasked with drawing up plans and designs for a unique coworking space. Once confused by a passer-by of being a doggy day care centre (!), Dogpatch Labs still attracts lots of interest within the building but has since firmly established its presence in the area.

The Vaults

The development of The Vaults in partnership with Ulster Bank represents the second stage in the evolution of Dogpatch Labs as it grew to 22,000 sq. ft. The conversion of 200-year-old former whiskey vaults into a world-class events and meeting room space enables greater community involvement in Dogpatch. Since the launch of The Vaults in November 2015, there have been hundreds of diverse events and thousands of attendees who have come through our doors.

The Urban Garden

Partnerships with Pivotal Labs, Ulster Bank and Google enabled the development of the Mezzanine Floor, allowing Dogpatch Labs to become Ireland’s largest startup hub at 40,000 sq. ft. Half of the space serves as hotdesking space for entrepreneurs, while the other half is dedicated to office space for Cainthus and NDRC. The Urban Garden also serves as an events space for the community hosting meetups, hackathons, innovation workshops and our monthly programme First Fridays For Startups.

"The expansion into the Mezzanine represents the third and newest development of Dogpatch Labs.' In just 18 months these developments allow us to become the centre of gravity for Ireland's tech ecosystem."

Patrick Walsh | CEO

Our Location

Situated on the banks of the Liffey and within the historic chq Building, Dogpatch Labs is the heart of the tech and financial ecosystem. We are well connected by Luas, DART and bus routes.



We are proud to be housed inside the iconic and historic CHQ. Formerly known as Stack A, it was built in 1820 as a wine and tobacco warehouse with vaults beneath to store wine. Constructed by the pioneering work of John Rennie it has since been restored many times. The building is home to EPIC, the interactive visitor experience that showcases the unique global journey of the Irish people, as well as a number of delicious food and coffee outlets.

The Digital Docklands

We are at the heart of Ireland's tech and financial ecosystem. South of the River Liffey are the European HQs of some of the world's biggest tech companies; Google, Facebook, AirBnB and more. To the North lies the IFSC - International Financial Services Centre - where a number of Fintech companies are innovating for the 21st century.