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A Global Community of Startup Hubs

For members of Dogpatch Labs, this global network puts new resources at their fingertips – including special access to mentoring, Silicon Valley investors and accelerator programs like Blackbox Connect.

A major benefit is the Google Passport Program, which allows member startups to work flexibly from over 40 partner locations and Campus spaces around the world.

Google Tech Hub Partners include; Capital Factory – Austin, 1871-Chicago, Galvanize – San Francisco, Google Campus – London, Google Campus – Tel Aviv, Factory – Berlin, NUMA – Paris, Astrolab – Dubai, PASHA, – Lahore, and Fishburners, Sydney.

First Fridaysfor Startups

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 Entrepreneurs.

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EMEA Partner Summit 2017

We hosted startup hubs from across Europe, Middle East and Africa for a 3-day summit on sharing best practices

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Startup with Google

A one-stop shop with all of Google’s resources for startups, provides insights from startup founders and Google teams on hiring, improving team collaboration, and raising a round of funding. Startup with Google also features our network of Campus coworking spaces, Google Developers Launchpad programs, and partner communities, which provide opportunities for founders to connect with the local community, mentors, and investors who can help them succeed.

Playbook for Developers

Playbook for Developers is a business app for Android that delivers valuable tips and strategies for succeeding on Google Play.

Hire by Google

Hire is an easy-to-use recruiting application that helps organisations efficiently identify, evaluate, and employ the best candidates.


Techstars is a worldwide network of community, accelerators, programs and partnerships designed to help entrepreneurs succeed.

Check out the Google for Entrepreneurs Impact Report 2016

Some Highlights

Together with Google for Entrepreneurs Dogpatch actively run events and workshops for the tech community in Ireland. We also help promote Google programs such as Adopt a Startup, BlackBox Connect and many more amazing opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Partnership Launch Video

In August 2015 Dogpatch Labs was selected to join Google for Entrepreneurs Partner Network – a global community of best-in-class startup organisations working to grow entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world.


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Partnership Launch Party

We celebrated the launch of our Google for Entrepreneurs partnership in August 2015 with a big party in The chq Building. Check out the video to get a sense of the electric atmosphere that day.

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How Blackbox 'Elevates' Global Startup Founders in Two Weeks

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Dogpatch Labs & Google for Entrepreneurs Partners visit NUMA Paris

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Amazing Programs to Support Startups

Blackbox Connect

Blackbox Connect is a program that brings motivated founders with great ideas from every corner of the world to Silicon Valley to learn from and connect with successful entrepreneurs, experienced venture capitalists and other resources to accelerate their global expansion. There has been a strong presence of Irish startups at Blackbox in recent years and our very own Liz McCarthy represented Dogpatch as the Partner-in-Residence at the 17th edition the program, which took place from November 7th to 18th.

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Adopt a Startup

The mission of Adopt a Startup is to accelerate the growth of high potential Irish Startups. Leveraging the skills and expertise of Google Ireland’s Digital Consultants, they provide skill based mentoring to high-potential Startups, helping them to structure for scale and get the most out of the web.

Each Startup receives 12 weeks hands-on mentoring, access to an exclusive lecture series at Google offices and Google Apps for Work licenses, free for a year.


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“Our partnership with Dogpatch Labs is helping to broaden the reach of Google’s existing community engagement with the startup community across Ireland. The Urban Garden provides an important physical focal point for the community - providing much needed space for startups from across Ireland and as well as a complementary layer to the programmes we support.”

Paddy Flynn, Director Trust & Safety

“As a former startup ourselves (opening with just 5 employees in Dublin, rising to 5000 today), a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation is in our DNA. With Dogpatch Labs and our Google for Entrepreneurs program, we hope Dublin’s world­ class startup community will grow that much faster, building transformative products and companies that will take the world by storm."

Ronan Harris, Head Google Ireland