Fifteen Irish startups received a welcome boost from Google today after being accepted on to Google’s Adopt a Startup Programme. They will now have the opportunity to work closely with Google executives and identify how they can more quickly scale their businesses for growth both in Ireland and internationally.
They will now have the opportunity to work closely with Google executives and identify how they can more quickly scale their businesses for growth both in Ireland and internationally. The 15 companies selected for the Spring Adopt a Startup Programme are; Allergy Lifestyle, Vrai, Change Donations, ConstructionBOS, Coroflo, Danalto, EdgeTier, FarmHedge, Limtz, Moby, PepTalk, RideShair, SureSitter,Teemie and Wrkit.
Over the next eight weeks, the startups will undertake an intense programme of exclusive lectures and workshops, 1-on-1 on-site support with a team of Googlers, and unique networking opportunities at Google’s EMEA Headquarters.
Each startup will focus on the 4 crucial stages of growth: Understanding Your Customer, Building Your Brand, Growing Globally and Scaling Your Organisation. Participants will benefit from unmatched expertise and support in topics such as Analytics and UX, pitching and networking, automation and machine learning and how best to plan for global growth.
Following the completion of the programme, each startup will have the chance to pitch their own unique ‘growth plan’ to a panel of select judges. The prizes up for grabs include €10,000 in Google Ads credit and eligibility for the Google Cloud Programme which includes $100,000 in Google Cloud Credit.
Previous alumni who have gone on to expand into global markets include FoodCloud, Jobbio, Beats Medical and CoderDoJo.
Speaking at the launch of Adopt a Startup, Director at Google, Paddy Flynn said, "We are delighted to be announcing the 16 companies who have been selected for the spring edition of our Adopt a Startup Programme. Our focus is on the Priority Areas that will help these companies scale for growth and identify new opportunities for their businesses."
He added, "The startups selected all demonstrate significant innovation and we believe have the opportunity to create new jobs and add value in their local communities. The team at Google are incredibly excited to start working with these ambitious startups and help them realise their businesses potential."