Program Overview 2020


Startup Criteria

Startup Criteria Adopt A Startup’s mission is to accelerate the growth of high potential startups and help them structure for scale through hands-on mentoring. To ensure startups have the best experience in this mentoring programme we would like to point out a few 'criteria' to apply for this programme to make sure there is a potential fit with this programme.

Specifically, we are looking for startups that:

• Have launched to the public and have revenue generating customers

• Are already exporting or ready to export Internationally

• Have a consistent team, with at least one member willing to devote his/her time to the program

• HQ based in Ireland

• <15 employees

• Need mentorship in the areas of Business Planning & Structure, Digital Strategy & International Expansion

Program Timeline

As an Adopt A Startup participant, your safety is our top priority and we have been monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very carefully. With a number of onsite events quickly approaching, we wanted to reach out to you with an important update. Based on our most up to date assessment, the potential difficulties around travel, and in consideration of general public health and safety, we have decided to cancel our scheduled on-site bootcamps for the month of March. However, we have decided to go digital with the program so as not to lose any momentum! We are really looking forward to being able to provide the rest of the curriculum via livestream and we hope you will join us on air for the remaining sessions.

International Growth (Livestream) - Friday 13th March, 1pm - 3pm

Pitch Practice & Feedback (GVC ) - Thursday 19th March, 9:30am - 12pm

TBD: Final Pitch - Thursday 2nd April, 4pm - 6pm (via Hangouts or in the Forge)

What You Get 

This year's program will focus on the areas of Business Planning & Structure Digital Strategy International Expansion.

   In addition to focused content, workshops & lectures catered to the needs of your Startups, each selected startup will be allocated Google Ads credit to spend throughout the program

After the workshops, networking, 1:1 opprtunities and pitching sessions, Startups will be given the chance to pitch to Senior Googlers for the chance to be crowned Adopt A Startup winner 2020.

Prizes will be confirmed closer to the program launch, but previous participants have shared in prizes up to €10,000 in Google Ads credit. We have also given prizes of Hot Desking at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin.