Adopt A Startup News


UrbanVolt have been crowned the Winners of Adopt A Startup H2 2018.

Following an intense 12 week programme consisting of lectures, workshops and hands-on mentorship from Google experts, the overall winners were announced as UrbanVolt. Paddy Flynn - Head of Startups for Google Ireland - stated that, “UrbanVolt was chosen by the judges because of the significant progress they made over the 12-week mentoring programme. Working with their Google team, they identified a series of objectives, which they explained to the judges along with the impressive results they achieved.” Healthy Breathing Specialists Nasal Medical were awarded 2nd place for their presentation on the growth of their breathing enhancement aids, with EU startup Dashmote coming in 3rd place for their presentation on the progression of their AI Image Analytics Platform. Waterford based TrustAp were awarded 3 months’ free hot-desking at DogPatch Labs. Check out the photos from the Grand Final here.


Adopt A Startup H2 2018 Grand Finalists Announced

30 startups have spent the past 12 weeks on the intensive programme which aims to provide the startup community with the insights and knowledge needed to help them grow their companies on a global scale. The eight finalists were chosen following an intense pitching competition in Google’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin.

The eight finalists, Dashmote, JumpAgrade, UrbanVolt, FlexiWage, Nasal Medical, TrustAp, Bid Recruit and Wellola will pitch a panel of industry experts next Tuesday (11th December). They will present the targets they set at the start of the programme (such as increased lead generation, improved site speed, increased sales and cost savings on cloud storage) and how these targets have been met or exceeded. The results the company achieved, together with their future plans for continued growth and development will be considered by the judging panel and the winner announced on the night.