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First Fridays for Startups

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What is First Fridays for Startups?

First Fridays for Startups is a platform for the tech startup ecosystem to come together on a regular basis, enabling them to learn, connect and grow.


Giving you the inside track on who’s who and what’s happening across Ireland’s startup ecosystem.

Perfect if you’re new to the ecosystem, looking to get the bigger picture, or just trying to meet new people.


We have access to over 2000+ experts with deep industry, investment, or entrepreneurial experience.

Our curated mentoring programme connects you to the people, knowledge and resources you need to accelerate your entrepreneurial journey.


We invite some of the best-in-class knowledge holders to our stage for deep dive workshops to help you upskill or reach your next milestone.

These 30 minute rapid seminars are followed by a 15-minute audience Q&A to help you plug in and switch on.


Our keynote talks give you the chance to learn from seasoned startup founders that have “been there, done that”.

They share lessons of the successes and failures from their own entrepreneurial journey to give insight into what it takes to build a successful startup.

Next First Fridays June 4th

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An overview of the Irish ecosystem to help anyone and everyone navigate the ecosystem faster


1-on-1 slots with curated mentors to help startups tackle specific queries in 25-mins


Themed seminars for sharing tactics and helping startups reach their next milestone


Lessons from seasoned founders who’ve excelled on their own entrepreneurial journey


Meet like-minded people and share lessons learned by joining the community

Our Speakers

We’re honoured to have had some amazing speakers take to the stage at First Fridays

Aine Kerr


Bobby Healy


Jules Coleman


John Collins


Alison Darcy


Paul O'Hara


Nicola McClafferty

Draper Espirit

Devan Hughes


Linda Kiely


Guistina Mizzoni


Peter Coppinger


Dr. Nora Khaldi


Our Mentors

We’re honoured to have had some amazing mentors and speakers take part at First Fridays for Startups.

“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