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The national startup accelerator programme for globally ambitious entrepreneurs in Ireland

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A New Era for Entrepreneurship

Since 2020 Dogpatch Labs has operated the NDRC national accelerator programme, in partnership with regional hubs Portershed, RDI Hub and Republic of Work.

Supporting Startups with Global Ambition

Our mission is to help startups succeed at every point of their journey through coaching and mentoring, with a founder-first approach delivered by international experts.


We believe that Ireland can be globally great at entrepreneurship, reaching the top 5 by 2030 as a leader in building internationally scalable startups.

Entrepreneur-Led, Founder-First

Our approach is entrepreneur-led and founder-first, led by international experts who have already succeeded and failed at startups.


We offer practical, hands-on mentorship and support from seasoned founders to help globally ambitious entrepreneurs build and grow their business.

Delivered by a National Network

NDRC programmes are locally embedded across Ireland’s ecosystem, delivered by best-in-class innovation hubs across Ireland.


Each hub in Cork, Galway, Kerry and Dublin interacts with other local hubs, universities and incubator to bring greater access to entrepreneurial support to every county in Ireland.

“The NDRC mentorship-driven programmes are delivered by international experts who can guide and support globally ambitious entrepreneurs.”

Patrick Walsh | CEO

Our Programmes



Investment and world-class mentoring to accelerate Irish and international startups with global ambition



Non-equity programme to give early-stage tech entrepreneurs the right support at the right time



Sharing global best practices with a broad range of stakeholders across the ecosystem

Our Locations

Each hub is deeply embedded in their own local ecosystem, with the right supports for your specific needs.

Dogpatch Labs | Dublin

The NDRC Accelerator is operated by Dogpatch Labs, a startup hub located in the heart of Dublin’s Digital Docklands.


Listed as Crunchbase ‘top 10 incubators around the world you need to know’, with a community of 125+ startups & 500+ members.

Portershed | Galway

Considered Ireland’s top regional startup innovation hub. Home to over 40 companies and more than 200 entrepreneurs and 10,000 event attendees every year.

Republic of Work | Cork

A 15,500 sq ft innovation campus in the heart of Cork City. Home to 40+ startups and 200 people. Investors include shipping entrepreneur Dave Ronayne & Voxpro founder Dan Kiely 

RDI Hub | Kerry

Ireland’s most advanced and largest regional startup hub at 20,000 sq ft. Public Private Partnership with Fexco, IT Tralee and Kerry County Council.

“Providing early stage entrepreneurial support at a local level will unlock significant economic value across the island of Ireland.”

Mary Rodgers | CEO

What We Offer



Office hours, Hackathons, Founder Bootcamps and Accelerators led by entrepreneurs



Expert mentors including top entrepreneurs, VCs, industry experts and thought leaders



Access to the global NDRC network of investors, corporate partners, and potential customers



Founder friendly investment with support from the top five VCs on fundraising best practice



12 months membership as part of a community of entrepreneurs around Ireland



Global trips for a global mindset, with international demo days and hotdesking in 50+ countries

Ireland's Top Entrepreneurs

We have support from Irish entrepreneurs who have built, scaled and exited startups with an aggregate value of $10B+. 

Jules Coleman

CTO | Resi

Des Traynor

Co-Founder | Intercom

Aine Kerr

C0-Founder | Kinzen

Bobby Healy

Founder | Manna

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Read more about our early stage programmes and apply on the NDRC website.

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