Skill based mentoring

During the 12-week program you will get hands-on mentoring from relevant skilled Google Consultants to help you further scale your business. 


Exclusive Lectures

We will organize several lectures, workshops and network opportunities throughout the program where you will have exclusively access to. 




The winner will receive €10,000 AdWords credit and €100,000 Google Cloud credit (Google Cloud Platform for Startups). Next to that one lucky company will win three months free hot desking in Dogpatch Labs, Google For Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Partner


What does the rest of the 2018 programme look like?


Stage 1 | Meeting your mentors at the Launch Party

All selected startups were paired up with a team of two to three Google Consultants to help with your challenges and goals. On September 13, 2018 we hosted a Launch Party at our Google EMEA Headquarters in Dublin for all the teams. 


Stage 2 | Create a Strategy

We are in the middle of a 12-week period of time where we host exclusive bi-weeky lectures and workshops around different topics like Design Thinking, Business Planning and Analytics.

These bi-weekly lectures take place from September 20 until November 18 on a Thursday at our Google Headquarters in Dublin. 


Stage 3 | Pitch Your Strategy during the Semi-Finals

During the Semi-Finals that take place on November 27 & 28 at our Google Dublin Headquarters all participating startups have the opportunity to pitch their strategies to the Google Ireland Leadership team and Industry experts.

After this 8 startups will be selected for the Finals. 


Stage 4 | The Grand Final

The Grand Final will take place on December 11 at the Google EMEA Headquarters in Dublin where we will invite the press, our startup community and other prominent figures from the Dublin startup scene.

Following a Dragon's Den style Final the winner will be chosen out of 8 finalists of the Adopt A Startup 2018.