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March 6th - 10th 2023

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A Catalyst To Learn & Implement

A curated week-long schedule of events for leaders right across the startup ecosystem, Diversity in Tech Week is part of Dogpatch’s aim to foster an inclusive tech ecosystem for all.

2023: Making DEI a Reality in Tech

DEI is more than just a trendy acronym. Inclusivity is on everyone’s minds, and is a top business priority for tech leaders looking to scale and grow great teams. But how do we move from insights to real action and impact? 


Here’s where we come in. Dogpatch is running a series of events focused on a diverse range of audiences within tech – and we want to empower you to make real impact.


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Events Schedule

A week of curated events, workshops, panels, and inspirational talks with world-class speakers.

Operationalising D&I in a Startup Hub

Monday 06 March | 13:00 – 14:30


At this hands-on workshop team members from hubs all across Ireland will explore how a hub can put diversity, equity and inclusion into practice. Get insights from our award-winning Inclusive Hubs Playbook, learn how your hub can benchmark itself and see how DEI can help to create an inclusive space for your members.

Access Inclusive Hubs Playbook

The ABC’s of LGBTQ+

Tuesday 07 March | 12:30 – 14:00


Inclusion-through-education specialist Shoutout joins us for an interactive workshop, providing a safe space for people to ask questions, and showing how small changes can make a big difference for LGBTQ+ employees.


Community Members only


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Empowering Women, Embracing Diversity

Wednesday 08 March | 09:30 – 13:00


Join us on International Women’s Day for an exciting event to celebrate successful Dutch & Irish leaders. Hear from folks in Women’s FAI, HubSpot, Green Rebel and Irish Lights and their insights on on creating more inclusive workplaces.


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Designing Inclusive Events

Wednesday 08 March | 18:30 – 20:30


We are bringing designers and meetup organisers from the grassroots tech community together to share knowledge on how to design inclusive experiences. Attendees will come away with greater insight into inclusivity, and an Inclusive Events toolkit for their meetup community.


Get Top Tips for Inclusive Event Design

Allyship in Tech - Empowering An Inclusive Culture

Thursday 09 March | 18:30 – 21:00


An intimate evening event where leaders and change agents will engage in dialogue-based workshops focusing on the practicalities of becoming an effective “Ally” to accelerate a culture of inclusion in their workplace.


Limited tickets available.

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Fundraising in Tech

Friday 10 March | 10:00 – 12:00


The Women Entrepreneurs Network at Dogpatch returns following its launch in January with a jam-packed session for women tech entrepreneurs focused on fundraising. We’ve got a founder panel, curated workshops, and slots with top VC mentors up for grabs.


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CoderDojo Returns to Dogpatch

Friday 10 March | 16:30 – 18:00


Coderdojo returns to Dogpatch! The Docklands Dojo is where young people age 7-17 can code and explore technology in a fun and social environment.


Attend a Dojo

Have a Question?

Talk to our D&I Team Lead, Aisling Conlon, if you’d like to contribute, have an idea for a future DEI event, or want to get more involved.

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Hallmarks of Excellence

Our continuous collaboration with underrepresented entrepreneurs, investors and angels, ecosystem leaders, and regional partners, alongside an award-winning D&I strategy positions us to unlock and empower a diverse community.

Winning strategy implemented nationally

Winning strategy implemented nationally

Achieved highest-ever diversity representation in NDRC history, with a regionally-embedded D&I strategy, which inspired Factory Berlin’s female founder accelerator programme

Host to Royal Delegation Visits

Host to Royal Delegation Visits

Selected by two European VIP delegations as first choice for D&I Roundtables on topics Empowerment of Women in Tech and Immigration and Entrepreneurship

D&I Award Winners at Google

D&I Award Winners at Google

Honoured as the top Google for Startups hub whose D&I initiative has made “significant impact to advance and support URM founders” which was scaled across the global network

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Kingdom of Netherlands