The popular program startup from Google opens for Irish applicants

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    Ambitious Irish start-UPS can now take part in the Google program, which offers mentoring and the opportunity to compete with their European counterparts for the lucrative prize.
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Ambitious Irish start-UPS can now take part in the Google program, which offers mentoring and the opportunity to compete with their European counterparts for the lucrative prize.

Fall tech giant takes the start circuit will select 30 of the most promising and firms that gain knowledge from the most experienced industry professionals.

Five winners of the European digital Top 50 of the contest will join 25 Irish startups in the program, which also runs a series of special lectures is intended to help companies solve the market on a global level.

Paddy Flynn, Director of Google said that this initiative brings together “some of the best in Ireland, and the bright entrepreneurs who make a real contribution to the launch of the Irish community through their innovative and bright ideas”.

“This next cycle they will be joined by five European startups and it will be really interesting to see what knowledge and experience they will share with each other,” he said.

The pitching competition will be launched at the end of 12 weeks, during which eight companies will present their business model and plan for a group of top Google executives and industry experts.

Up for grabs for the winner is 10,000 euros AdWords credit and rights to Google cloud platform for startups, which comes with $100,000 in Google cloud credits.

Seven startups will also be eligible for the program, Google received $20,000 in Google cloud credit.

Kildare-based Terra liquid minerals has won the top prize in 2018 spring edition of the programme in the final, which was held in the headquarters of Google in EMEA in Dublin.

Managing Director Patrick Hennessy believes the findings of his team gained during participation in the program “far exceeded our expectations.”

“From design thinking to optimize web sites and using tools that are freely available and helped us in achieving our objectives of the organization. Help, support and encouragement that we received from Google, program managers and our team has helped us grow the business,” he said.

Applications for 25 places on the programme are now open and will end on August 24. Favorites will be announced on September 13.

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