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First Fridays for Startups

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Friday May 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.

Welcome | 09.00 - 10.00

Welcome to Ireland’s Startup Ecosystem


Join Miriam and Jake as they give an overview of Ireland’s ecosystem to help you get plugged in and straight to the info you need to know. You’ll get the chance to ask questions and connect with peers through our virtual networking too.

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Mentoring | 10.00 - 12.00

Get advice or feedback from a variety of curated experts and mentors from top brands such as Google, Frontline Ventures, Circle Rock Capital, Snapfix, iBreve and Enterprise Ireland. Apply for 25-minute slots on topics like New Market Entry, User Experience, Product Management and much more.


Applications close on 11.59pm on Tuesday, 4th May

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Educate | 14.00 - 15.00

10 reasons why you should join an accelerator


Join the NDRC Accelerator team @ Dogpatch Labs as they share 10 reasons why (or not) you should join an accelerator.

Followed by a live panel with NDRC Alumni on their accelerator decision making process, their accelerator experiences, and more…

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Inspire | 13.00 - 14.00

Closing $56m Investment in
3 months


Learn why one of the Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2020 spent 8 years bootstrapping his startup before closing a rapid €47.4 million growth equity round, and why he believes being an Irish startup is a competitive advantage.

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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