About Adopt A Startup

Adopt A Startup is a startup mentoring program 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. 

Since we launched our Adopt a Startup programme in 2014, over 500 Googlers participated and we have worked with over 130 high-potential Irish start-ups. Many have gone on to raise significant capital funding and greatly increase their employee numbers further demonstrating the vibrancy of Ireland’s startup community (For example check out: Silicon Republic’s 30 Startups to watch in 2018 where 7 past participants of the program are listed!).

In August 2018 we have launched the 8th 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 benefit from the experience of Google Consultants, exclusive lectures and 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. 




Paddy Flynn

Director - Geo Operations & Programme Sponsor


Colin Goulding

Director - gTech Global Customer Care & Programme Sponsor


James Allen 

Programme Manager & Lead


Rebecca Walsh

Programme Manager