Program Overview


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


The Adopt A Startup Programme focuses 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.

Prizes are 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.