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Dogpatch Labs

"At the foundation of Dogpatch Labs is a partnership with Neville Isdell & Mervyn Greene of the CHQ Building."

- Patrick Walsh, Managing Director of 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 45 Companies and over 300 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 Entrepreneurs Partner 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, Dogpatch Labs enters a new phase with a distinct identity. Having expanded now to almost 40,000 sq. ft in size over 3 levels, Dogpatch is now better placed than ever to serve the tech community with the help of key partnerships with Ulster Bank, Google and more.

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 Pivotal Labs. The Urban Garden also serves as an events space for the community hosting meetups, hackathons, innovation workshops and our increasingly popular monthly program First Fridays For Startups.

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.

The chq Building

We are proud to be housed inside the iconic and historic chq Building. 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 Ireland, the new 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 there are the European HQs of some of the world's biggest tech companies; Google, Facebook and Air BnB. To the North lies the IFSC - International Financial Services Centre - where a number of Fintech companies are innovating for the 21st century.

Our Team

Orla Hanratty

Operations Manager

Patrick Walsh

Managing Director

Jennifer Barrett

Events Manager

Yohei Ishikawa

Content and Event Management

James Keating

Content Manager

Liz McCarthy

Special Projects

Suzanne Heery

Financial Controller

Gleb Sapunenko

Data Analyst

Menno Axt

Programme Manager

Monika Wojtek

Head of Operations

Johanna Moran

Partner Manager

Jake Phillips

Membership Manager

Chris Walla

Program Associate

Nicola O'Farrell

Group Financial Accountant

Emi Takakura

Community Associate

Elizabeth Fingleton

Partner Manager

Cristina Bob

Accountant Assistant

Hendrik Wolleswinkel

Program Associate

Morgan McConnell

Community Associate

Jon Singer

First Fridays for Startups

Our Partners

Dogpatch Labs is supported by a range of corporate partners including Ulster Bank, Google, ESB, Pivotal, Unilever and Alltech.

Our Partners

Dogpatch Labs - Official Launch

Three months after opening our doors, Dogpatch officially launched in March 2015

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The Vaults Launch

In November 2015 we opened The Vaults, in partnership with Ulster Bank

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The Urban Garden Launch

Our latest development on the Mezzanine Floor was designed as a 'high growth office space' for our members Pivotal and an open plan Urban Garden hotdesking area for our community

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"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, Managing Director