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First Fridays for Startups

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Friday December 11th

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.

Welcome | 09.00 - 10.00

Welcome to the Irish Ecosystem


Get the need-to-know blueprint of Ireland’s entrepreneurial & tech landscape, from the folks you should know, to the virtual activities, to recommendations on how you can get involved.

Perfect if you’re new to the country, looking for the bigger picture, or trying to meet new people.

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Mentoring | 10.00 - 12.00

Get 1-on-1 advice or feedback from a variety of curated mentors from investors to founders to Google experts and more. Apply for 25-minute slots on topics that matter to you most like Attracting Angel Investors, VC Funding, Pitch Deck Support, UX and Product Design, and Working Effectively with Developers.


Applications close Mon 7th Dec at 11:59pm!

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Educate | 12.00 - 12.50

Finding the “right kind” of product-market fit


Join Sequoia Scout and former Head of Airbnb for Business Marc McCabe as he shares what indicators he looks for when evaluating a startup’s product-market fit, and tips to help you identify the right time to build or scale.  

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Inspire | 13:00 - 14.00

From CTO to CEO

Founder’s Story with Parsa Gharaffi


Strong tech leadership is soaring in strategic importance, with many startup CTOs asked to wear multiple hats. Whether you’re a budding techie or a CEO, take inspiration from Parsa’s journey founding Aylien as he shares lessons on how he grew from a maker, to an engineering manager to a successful startup CEO.

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That was excellent, and so well organised. A great resource, especially at these times...and also just nice to talk to people!

Selina McCarthy | Evervault

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!

Cheers for making this morning possible. Wish it was always remote so that I could join every month!

Allen Wixted | No Place Like