Google launches virtual ‘Start-up School’ for Irish founders

Hands-on sessions will take place over six weeks

Google has launched a virtual training programme for start-ups in Ireland, offering free hands-on virtual courses to help them to grow their businesses.

The Startup School will cover a range of areas such as funding and expanding internationally, along with Google tools and products such as Analytics, Ads and Cloud.

The courses, which will be available to both founders and their teams, will take place over six weeks from April 13th, held on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Some of the sessions will be led by successful founders, including Sisu cofounder Pat Phelan, Gym+Coffee's digital marketing lead Alison Sheehy, and Dropchef chief executive Ryan Scott


"We are hugely excited to launch Startup School in Ireland. It's no secret that Ireland is well known for its entrepreneurial startup culture and building successful startups. We want to continue our contribution to nurturing the startup community and providing free access to this training is one way of doing that," said Paddy Flynn, vice president of geo operations at Google

“We are very proud of the great work Google has been able to achieve through partnerships with Irish startups and the startup ecosystem, and with the launch of Startup School we hope to reinforce our commitment to helping Irish businesses to grow and succeed.”

Courses will be tailored for Irish businesses , and the size of each session will be capped to allow participants an opportunity to ask questions and interact with instructors. The Google for Startups Startup School is being run in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland and Dogpatch Labs.

"We've always been focused on providing a valuable community for startups to support growth, share knowledge and form connections," said Jake Phillips, ecosystem development director at Dogpatch Labs. "Google's Startup School will be another great avenue for startups to access expert knowledge to grow their businesses."

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist