Local company in Google’s ‘Adopt a Start-Up’ programme
GOOGLE has announced the 30 strong cohort of successful start-ups - one of them from Wexford - that will be taking part in its autumn ‘Adopt A Start-Up’ programme which began last week.
The 30 start-ups - including Enniscorthy-based Holos Skincare - are undergoing an intensive 12 week mentoring programme by experienced Google employees and attend an exclusive programme of lectures and workshops at the company’s EMEA Headquarters in Dublin.
Start-ups from Wexford, Clare, Limerick, Louth, Dublin, Cork, Wexford, Mayo, Galway and Kilkenny have been selected for the programme with businesses ranging from data analytics, frozen food and jewellery to aircraft asset management and dog toys!
At the end of the programme, eight successful startups will also get the opportunity to showcase the improvements in their business as a result of the programme and to pitch their business plans to members of Google Ireland’s leadership team, as well as prominent figures from the Irish startup community.
The winning startup will receive €10,000 in AdWords credit as well as eligibility for the Google Cloud programme which comes with $100,000 Google Cloud credit.
Paddy Flynn, Head of Google Ireland’s start-up programme said: ‘The calibre of participants in this year’s Autumn programme is very strong, further demonstrating the vibrancy of Ireland’s startup community. Over one third of companies in our Autumn programme are from outside Dublin, which is great to see.
‘For many years in Google we have been describing the internet as an economic growth engine with the potential to deliver jobs to local communities across Ireland and we are seeing that reality in the companies in our Adopt A Startup programme.
‘Now in its fifth year, Google’s Adopt A Startup programme aims to assist startups and develop their business strategies by providing them with hands-on support and advice on how they can take their enterprises even further. It’s important to foster entrepreneurial talent wherever it establishes and we’re delighted to be doing that with this programme’.
Ewa Winkel, Holos Skincare, Enniscorthy, James Allen, Programme Manager, Google Adopt A Startup and Niamh Hogan, Holos Skincare, Enniscorthy.