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A Global Community of Startup Hubs

Google for Startups helps startups thrive across every corner of the world. As a proud member of the Google for Startups network, this initiative provides the members of Dogpatch Labs with Google resources, mentoring and access to accelerator programs like Blackbox Connect.

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

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; Fishburners, Sydney and many more.

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 Startups.

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Sridhar Ramaswamy - Fireside Chat

Adverstising guru Sridhar Ramaswamy recently visited us for a Fireside Chat, talking openly about the future of digital adverstising

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Diversity Award

Dogpatch were delighted to pick up an award at Trailblazers for our work in fostering and promoting Diversity & Inclusion

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Vint Cerf - Fireside Chat

We were honoured to welcome Vint Cerf, Google Vice President and chief internet evangelist, to Dogpatch for a Fireside Chat

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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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Google for Startups is Google’s initiative to help startups thrive across every corner of the world, bringing the best of Google’s products, connections, and best practices to enable startups to build something better.


Are you building a product and looking for expert advice on key areas such as SEO, Security, Optimization and much more. Google for Startups are here to help and provide crucial help in bringing your startup to the next level.

Get Best Practices

Learn from those who have done it already. Google for Startups share best practices in areas such as Hiring, Fundraising and Growth, helping to demystify key areas which can often provide challenges to young startups.

Join a Community

Google for Startups, first and foremost, provides a community and platform for hubs to connect and share knowledge. Get involved and learn more about some of the communities that exist within the network.

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Some Highlights

Together with Google for Startups 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 Startups 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 Startups 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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From the Blog

How Blackbox 'Elevates' Global Startup Founders in Two Weeks

Fadi Bishara seems to be one of the best connected and universally-liked people in Silicon Valley, a ...

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Dogpatch Labs & Google for Startups visit NUMA Paris

NUMA, Paris invited the Google for Startups partners to their Startup Hub in the French capital for ...

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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 startup community engagement. First Friday for Startups concentrates a day of activities to support startups.”

Paddy Flynn