Google’s About Adopt A Startup Program 2018

Applications for Adopt A Startup 2018 are open from Feb 20 – March 2

Adopt A Startup is a startup mentoring program where our mission is to accelerate the growth of high potential Irish startups. Through hands-on mentoring from Google Consultants and exclusive lectures and workshops we are looking to help ambitious startups to scale their business further.

Since we launched our Adopt a Startup programme in 2014, over 300 Googlers participated and we have worked with over 100 high-potential Irish start-ups. Many have gone on to raise significant capital funding and greatly increase their employee numbers further demonstrating the vibrancy of Ireland’s startup community (For example check out: Silicon Republic’s 30 Startups to watch in 2018 where 7 past participants of the program are listed!).

This year we will launch the 7th edition of the programme where we will have an increased emphasis on Strategy and Business planning and on scaling the business. During a 12-week period participants will benefit from the experience of Google Consultants, exclusive lectures and workshops and last but not least: they have a chance to win Prizes in the form of Adwords and Google Cloud credits during the Grand Final.

Applications for Adopt A Startup 2018 will open on February 20. Deadline to apply is March 2.


The Grand Final will take place on May 31 at the Google EMEA Headquarters in Dublin. Following a Dragon’s Den style Final the winner will be chosen out of 8 finalists of the Adopt A Startup 2018.

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