A New Era for Entrepreneurship

The national startup accelerator programme for globally ambitious tech entrepreneurs in Ireland.

 
 
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Supporting Startups with Global Ambition

Our mission is to help startups succeed at every point of their journey through coaching and mentoring, with a founder-first approach delivered by international experts.

We believe that Ireland can be globally great at entrepreneurship, reaching the top 5 by 2030 as a leader in building internationally scalable tech startups.

 
 
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Our National Programmes

 
 
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Accelerator

Investment and world-class mentoring to accelerate Irish and international startups with global ambition.

 
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Pre-Accelerator

Non-equity programme to give early-stage tech entrepreneurs the right support at the right time.

 
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Masterclasses

Sharing global best practices with a broad range of stakeholders across the ecosystem.

 
 
 

“NDRC’s mentorship-driven programmes are delivered by international experts who can guide and support globally ambitious entrepreneurs.”

Patrick Walsh | CEO & Founder

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Entrepreneur-Led, Founder First

Our approach is entrepreneur-led and founder-first, led by international experts who have already succeeded and failed at startups.

We offer practical, hands-on mentorship and support from seasoned founders to help globally ambitious entrepreneurs build and grow their business.

 
 
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“As an NDRC alumni I'm delighted to continue my journey as part of an integrated community with Dogpatch and its regional partners. Their support to help us fund, sell, hire and scale has been a major asset.”

Ann Hunt | CEO & Founder

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Delivered by a National Network

We are locally embedded across Ireland’s ecosystem, partnering with best-in-class innovation hubs across the regions of Ireland.

Our hubs in Cork, Galway, Kerry and Dublin interact with other local hubs, universities and incubator to bring greater access to entrepreneurial support to every county in Ireland.

 
 
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Our Locations

Each hub is deeply embedded in their own local ecosystem, with the right supports for your specific needs.

 
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Dogpatch Labs

Dublin

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Portershed

Galway

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Republic of Work

Cork

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RDI Hub

Kerry

 
 

Our Community

You’ll join a supportive community of nationally and internationally recognised startups.

 
 
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“Providing early stage entrepreneurial support at a local level will unlock significant economic value across the island of Ireland.”

Mary Rodgers | CEO Portershed

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What We Offer

 
 
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Workshops

Office hours, Hackathons, Bootcamps and Accelerators led by entrepreneurs

 
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Mentoring

Expert mentors including top entrepreneurs, VCs, industry experts and thought leaders

 
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Networking

Access to the global NDRC network of investors, corporate partners, and potential customers.

 
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Funding

Founder friendly investment with support from the top five VCs on fundraising best practice

 
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Community

12 months membership as part of a community of entrepreneurs around Ireland

 
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Travel

Global trips for a global mindset, with demo days and hotdesking in 50+ countries

 
 
 

Investing in People And The Future

We partner for the long term. We work alongside our portfolio companies every step of the way to maximise success.

We also work with some of the top VCs in Ireland to provide expert support and best practices on everything from term sheets to fundraising strategy.

 
 
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Our VC Community

 
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