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First Fridays goes Nationwide

We’re joined by new ecosystem partners Google, Microsoft, Salesforce and Hubspot, and will now deliver the programme across our partner hub network in Belfast, Cork, Dublin Galway and Kerry.


February 2022

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Patrick Walsh on Evolving Ireland’s Economic Vision

From the rugby pitch to the economic pitch, Ireland has a record for setting out bold visions and winning big on the global stage. Our CEO explains how in the Sunday Independent.


February 2022

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Dogpatch Labs CEO joins McWilliams podcast on European & Irish startup ecosystems

January 2022


Top economist David McWilliams interviewed CEO Patrick Walsh on his latest podcast. They covered the current state of startup ecosystems, reaching and innovation inflection point, growing to 320+ European unicorns in half a decade, plus the cultural and policy shifts needed for Ireland to win at startups.

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Six hubs support 200+ regional hubs in Ireland’s first national Summit

December 2021


We made history with the All-Ireland Hub Summit in December 2021, supported by The six community-led and entrepreneur-driven hubs from the Irish Tech Hub Network shared knowledge and resources to help 200+ hubs across Ireland level up their impact in their local communities.

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Life after 12.5%, a startup-focused economic strategy & more with The Currency

 December 2021


Our CEO Patrick Walsh talked to Ian Kehoe at The Currency about life after 12.5%, and developing a new economic strategy based around startups. He also covers regional development, the Intercom effect and funding.


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Patch signs 3 year deal with Stripe

November 2021


Patch announced a 3-year partnership with Stripe and others. The funding will help Tom McCarthy’s youth accelerator (which helped 23 budding entrepreneurs in 2021) expand to include science and research projects.

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New Pre-Accelerator aims to find next generation of global insurance players

November 2021


Introducing the 8 InsurTech startups with the potential to drive the future of the industry. The pre-accelerator in partnership with InsurTech Ireland and the InsurTech Network Centre offers startups route-to-market and access to top insurtech experts in Ireland (including Hannover Re, Aviva, and Allianz).


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Dogpatch Labs hosts German President & First Lady as part of their State Visit

October 2021


We welcomed German President Steinmeier & First Lady Büdenbender to our entrepreneurship and innovation hub in October. Along with the UK, Netherlands, & Belgium it was our 4th state visit recognising our unique impact on Ireland’s national tech ecosystem with our regional partners.

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Steve Wozniak takes part in Robotify Virtual Expo

October 2021


Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak broadcast live from our studio as part of Robotify’s Virtual Expo. The inaugural event from our NDRC Accelerator & community startup  saw 500+ educators and schools tuning in worldwide.

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Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes visits Dogpatch Labs

October 2021


Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès and Belgian Ambassador to Ireland Karen van Vlierberge joined us in Dogpatch. Our CEO Patrick Walsh led a discussion on Ireland’s startup community, ecosystem connectivity across EU & startup policy.

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Dogpatch Labs announces 5 year partnership with ESB to run new sustainable innovation programme

July 2021


Dogpatch Labs will run ESB’s X_Potential Incubator, a structured programme that allows staff to develop ideas into new sustainable and commercially viable businesses in areas such as transport, infrastructure and stimulating the hydrogen economy.

Irish Times Article

Dogpatch Labs’ new start-up accelerator sparks record levels of interest

June 2021


Dogpatch Labs announces 11 startups that will take part in the new NDRC Accelerator, the first cohort since it took over the running of the programme.

Irish Times Article

NDRC launches new supports for start-ups across Ireland

February 2021


The new NDRC led by Dogpatch Labs launches a series of supports across its four hubs, including one-to-one mentoring and a pre-accelerator programme.

Silicon Republic Article

Dogpatch wins €17m state NDRC contract with regional and gender quotas

December 2020


The contract to manage the NDRC (National Digital Research Centre) has been awarded to Dogpatch Labs and its regional partners throughout the country by the Government.

Irish Independent Article

Innovation hubs keen to get show back on the road

July 2020


Despite new challenges for start-ups, Covid-19 has opened up great possibilities

Irish Times Article

Work-It: Playing with space in the modern office

December 2019


Dogpatch Labs is working with SoftBank’s chip-making company Arm on a spatial analytics project, as part of its Smart Cities focus.

Fora Article

Scale Ireland’s vision for regional investment in Budget 2020

September 2019


Former CEO of the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, Gráinne Dwyer, and Dogpatch Labs founder Patrick Walsh discuss the importance of investing in regional Ireland.

SiliconRepublic Article

Meet the man making sure that 'real heart' stays at the centre of Dogpatch Labs

August 2019


Patrick Walsh is eyeing the healthy growth of Dublin’s startup scene as he plots Dogpatch’s expansion.

Fora Article

The King and Queen of The Netherlands Visited Dogpatch Labs

June 2019


Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima of the Netherlands visited Dogpatch Labs to learn how Ireland’s leading startup hub is providing a platform to showcase the latest smart building technologies being deployed in Ireland, and the future of retail innovation.

Irish Tech News Article

Arm deploys Space Analytics as part of Pelion Smart Spaces solutions and powers coworking facilities in Ireland

May 2019


Dogpatch Labs, Ireland’s leading startup hub and home to 80 startups, has deployed this solution to optimize coworking space and better understand movements of its members

Arm Newsroom

In Brexit, Could Ireland Wear the Crown?

March 2019


Dogpatch Labs founder Patrick Walsh talks authenticity & determination of the Irish culture and how it’s embedded in home-grown businesses and the startup ecosystem.

Fortune Article

From Lab-Grown Meat to Blockchain, Alltech Accelerator Selects 10 Global Startups at the Cutting Edge of AgTech

February 2019


With more than 250 applications from 53 countries, The Pearse Lyons Accelerator, which is now in its third year, continues to attract some of the top AgTech startups from around the world.

AgFunder News Article

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's visit to Ireland

June 2018


On a visit to Dublin learn more about Ireland’s history and future the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Dogpatch Labs. Their Royal Highnesses will meet children and young people taking part in free coding workshops, and will also have the opportunity to talk to female tech entrepreneurs. Article


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In the Media

Dogpatch Labs has been featured in a number of leading media outlets around the world. Click through to read some of our press articles

“The work Patrick has done over the last number of years has contributed greatly to establishing Ireland as leading startup hub. Dogpatch Labs is central to the startup ecosystem in Ireland – providing companies with the space and facilities required at a crucial phase in their development."

- Brid O’Connell, CEO of Guaranteed Irish

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Acknowledged as a world-class entrepreneurial hub catalysing the ecosystem in Ireland, Dogpatch Labs was awarded the Google for Startups Global Citizenship Award in September 2017.