UrbanVolt has been announced as the winner of Google’s Adopt A Startup Autumn programme after an intense dragons den style finale at Google EMEA headquarters in Dublin on Tuesday.
The Irish Startup works with some of the world’s most innovative companies to help them reduce their global energy footprint and accelerate their transition to sustainability through a move to LED lighting which helps organisations save up to 75% on their energy bills.
UrbanVolt will receive €10,000 in Google Ads credit and will become eligible for the Google Cloud Platform for startups which come with $100,000 Google Cloud Credit. The seven runner-ups will also be eligible for the programme, along with $20,000 Google Cloud Credits.
To date, over 200 companies have taken part in Google’s Adopt A Startup programme which forms part of Google’s commitment to the startup community in Ireland. These companies have gone on to expand and grow their employee numbers and raise significant capital funding.
Winner of the Adopt A Startup programme, Marketing Manager at UrbanVolt, Anne James said, "We’re delighted to be named the winner of Google’s Adopt A Startup programme as it's a wonderful recognition of the work our team put into the programme over the past twelve weeks. At the outset, we identified a number of OKRs (Objectives and Key Results), the achievement of which has transformed our business. Our Google mentors shared their expertise in automating business processes and scaling, and we're excited to put our learnings to the test in the US market."
Head of Google Ireland’s startup programme, Paddy Flynn added, "UrbanVolt was chosen by the judges because of the significant progress they made over the twelve 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. It wasn’t an easy decision for the judges, given the richness of talent and the achievements of our finalists over the past twelve weeks. All our Adopt A Startup companies have shown real promise throughout the programme and I expect we’ll be hearing a lot more from them over the coming years."