Miriam here, I'm the community development & impact lead at Dogpatch Labs.
A bit about Dogpatch
Dogpatch Labs is a startup hub, located in the heart of Dublin’s Digital Docklands. On a very basic level, we're a co-working space for Irelands tech entrepreneurs, we run events, meetups and workshop as well as corporate innovation programmes with companies like ESB, Ulster Bank, Hannover Re, and AllTech.
We reserve about 10% of our membership space for social enterprises and are lucky enough to be home to some of Ireland's most successful social enterprises including CoderDojo, Change X, Change Donations, FoodCloud, Keep Appy and Giveback.ie.
Our mission is to accelerate the development of Ireland’s startup ecosystem and we do this by engaging in ongoing strategic projects across areas like smart cities, mentorship programmes that connect startups to corporates, universities and investors to maximise their chances of success, and regional development projects.
A bit about Dogpatch & Impact
We're a bootstrapped for-profit company but ecosystem impact is at the core of everything we do. Diversity and Inclusion has been a particular focus for us over the past 5 years to help lower barriers for potential entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups and help unlock their entrepreneurial potential. As we look to the next 5 years, we're broadening our definition of impact to encompass environmental sustainability, national economic development, tech4good.
Really excited to see how this network can help build a more connected community of social entrepreneurs within Ireland and across the globe and help us connect to and learn from one another.