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Corporate Innovation

Dogpatch Labs specialises in helping corporates effectively work 'with' or work 'like' startups in an entrepreneurial environment.

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Google for Startups
ESB
Ulster Bank
Unilever Foundry

A Platform for Innovation

We provide our corporate partners with a platform to innovate by creating programmes which expose them to the best mentors and startups in our tech community.

Community

Community

Connect to startups and build trust & advocacy in the tech ecosystem

Culture

Culture

Kickstart culture change by introducing new tools & skills to innovate

Innovation

Innovation

We help you accelerate your innovation strategy by working 'with' startups or working 'like' startups.

Kickstart a Culture Change

We help our corporate partners transform their culture by injecting new ways of thinking around innovation, allowing for rapid product & prototype development. This form of innovation creates more engagement, more buy-in, and far better results.

Work with Startups

Our accelerator model focuses on creating win-win situations between startups and corporates. With innovation being key to the success of both startups and corporates, collaboration is mutually beneficial. Matching our partners’ internal corporate capabilities with external startup partnerships has proven to unlock new potential and opportunities.

Work like Startups

Being in a live entrepreneurial environment fosters startup driven innovation and intrapreneurship. An internal incubator is about taking startup culture and making it available to everyone inside a large organisation to create internal startups that can have a real impact.

“Dogpatch Labs has been excellent in enabling ESB to tap into the immense talent of the Irish innovation ecosystem, giving us the opportunity to work both with and like startups and understand how we can improve innovation within ESB”

Ger Moloney | Head of Innovation

Ways to Engage

We provide a range of innovation programmes which help to accelerate change in large organisations by connecting corporates with the best startups.

Accelerator Programmes

Accelerators connect our corporate partners with visionary entrepreneurs to develop breakthrough solutions, set up pilots and partnerships, and transform company culture.

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Incubator Programmes

Dogpatch Lab’s internal incubator programme creates an environment where entrepreneurs can be nurtured inside the organisation to generate and execute new ideas, delivering value for both customers and staff.

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Hackathons

A hotbed for product ideation and development, Hackathons provide a space where diverse ideas collide and the best ones emerge as a new product or service. With the help of mentors, participants form teams and create prototypes before pitching to a panel of judges and experts. Our annual Hackathon with Ulster Bank, now in its 5th year, is a highlight in the tech community for fintech innovation.

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Run Your Programmes Virtual

As a response to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dogpatch Labs has started to bring a number of its innovation programmes online to best serve our partners and the startup ecosystem.

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The Pearse Lyons Accelerator

Look back on a video from one of the world’s leading late-stage AgTech accelerators, which we helped to establish in 2017.

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New Ideas for New Industries

Dogpatch Labs has been a trusted innovation partner across multiple industries. Here are some of the areas in which we can help your organisation to innovate:

AgTech

AgTech

FinTech

FinTech

Retail Tech

Retail Tech

Smart Cities

Smart Cities

InsurTech

InsurTech

Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Proven Track Record

We have worked with some of the leading corporates in their respective industries, helping to drive innovation and culture change in their organisation.

Dogpatch Labs was named as one of Crunchbase’s “15 Startup Incubators Around The World You Need To Know”

Join Ireland's Best Platformfor Innovation

Whether you’re a large organisation looking to innovate, a startup looking to scale, or a VC looking to connect with the best startups, we’re the right place for you to start your innovation journey.

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