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First Fridays for Startups

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Friday December 7th

First Fridays for Startups is a platform where members of the startup ecosystem can come together on a regular basis, enabling them to learn, connect and grow, powered by Google For Startups.

Mentoring | 10.00 - 12.00

1-on-1 mentoring in the format of 25-minute slots with a variety of curated mentors ranging from Google experts to founders to investors and more. Topics include VC Funding, International Expansion and Partnerships, Growth Strategy and Cloud Engineering to name a few.

Applications Closed Monday Dec 3rd

Lightning Talks | 12.30 - 13.30

Learn about Startup Marketing and how to tell your story at the fast-paced Lightning Talks. Hear 3 talks on The Silicon Valley Pitch, Public Relations 101 and Marketing on a Budget, followed by a joint panel Q&A.

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Keynote | 13.45 - 14.45

Hear the story behind how Brian Norton, founder of Future Finance & Supply Finance, raised €150M+ in funding. Brian has a long history in finance as the founder of Europe’s first large-scale private student lender and will share what he wishes he knew before beginning his funding journey.

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Networking | 10.00 - 12.30

Looking for partners, feedback on your idea, or simply talk to someone who already went through the same problems?

Connect with fellow founders and tech professionals, coffee and snacks included!

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Hotdesk for Free!

Get a taste of what it’s like to work in Dogpatch Labs and come hot desk for a day at Dogpatch Labs, on Fri. 7th Dec.

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Other Events On The Day

There are some other great events happening across the ecosystem on Friday as well!


First Friday Brekkie is morning of networking and inspiration led by and for entrepreneurs, kicking off just before mentoring starts at First Fridays in Dogpatch Labs.

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Silicon DrinkAbout

Finish up the Friday with Silicon DrinkAbout Dublin! A meet-up for startups (including techies, designers and business folk) to meet like-minded people, have some fun and relax.

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“Our partnership with Dogpatch Labs is helping to broaden the reach of Google’s existing startup community engagement. First Friday for Startups concentrates a day of activities to support startups.”

Paddy Flynn

The Mentors

Mentorship is a great way of giving back to the community. We’ve had some amazing mentors come through so far and are looking for more so why not get in touch!

"Fantastic, honest, helpful and practical information is shared, that you can incorporate into your own startup."

Suzanne Kennedy, Newslinn

"I found the workshop extremely beneficial. To speak with highly experienced professionals and industry experts specifically about my particular needs for my growing business was a priceless experience and one that I hope to participate in again."

Caroline Gleeson