Google has revealed the 30 latest start-ups to be included in its Adopt a Startup programme from 10 different counties across Ireland.
30 start-ups have done enough to convince Google of being ‘adopted’ as part of its autumn edition of Adopt a Startup, a programme that will span the course of 30 weeks.
During that time, the start-ups will take part in a mentoring programme from Google employees, and attend a series of lectures and workshops at the company’s EMEA headquarters at Silicon Docks in Dublin.
The start-ups chosen this year hail from Clare, Limerick, Louth, Wexford, Dublin, Cork, Wexford, Mayo, Galway and Kilkenny, and cover a spectrum as broad as data analytics, frozen food and jewellery, to aircraft asset management and dog toys.
Greater spread across Ireland
Once the programme finishes, eight start-ups will be chosen to showcase the improvements in their business as a result, and to pitch their business plans to members of Google Ireland’s leadership team and others from Ireland’s start-up community.
Then, the winning start-up will receive €10,000 in AdWords credit as well as eligibility for the Google Cloud programme, which comes with $100,000 Google Cloud credit.
Commenting on the latest cohort, head of Google Ireland, Paddy Flynn, was pleased to see a good spread of start-ups across the country.
“The calibre of participants in this year’s autumn programme is very strong, further demonstrating the vibrancy of Ireland’s start-up community,” he said.
“Over one-third of companies in our autumn programme are from outside Dublin, which is great to see.”
The 30 start-ups selected are as follows: