About Adopt A Startup

Adopt A Startup is one of the biggest start-up mentoring programs in Ireland where our mission is to accelerate the growth of high potential Irish startups. Through hands-on mentoring from Google Consultants and exclusive lectures and workshops we are looking to help ambitious startups to scale their business further. 

So far over 100 high potential Irish startups have joined our program over the last years and many of them raised significant capital funding and are seeing great success - see for example this article from Silicon Republic’s 30 Startups to watch in 2018 where 7 past participants of the program are listed

This year we will launch the 7th edition of the programme where we will have an increased emphasis on Strategy and Business planning and on scaling the business. During a 12-week period participants will befenit from the experience of the Google Consultants, exclusive workshops and last but not least: they have a chance to win Prizes in the form of Adwords and Google Cloud credits during the Grand Final. 

Applications for Adopt A Startup 2018 will open on February 20. Deadline to apply is March 2. 



Paddy Flynn

Director - Geo Operations & Program Sponsor


Colin Goulding

Director - gTech Global Customer Care & Program Sponsor


James Allen 

Program Manager & Lead


Rebecca Walsh

Program Manager