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Top 18 Accelerators and Incubators in Ireland in 2024

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If you are looking to start your business in Ireland, it is never a bad idea to join an accelerator or incubator.

These organizations are designed to help startup businesses by providing them with office space, advice and access to potential partners, investors, and customers.

In this article, we have collected the 18 most popular accelerators and incubators from Ireland.


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1) The Pearse Lyons Accelerator

The Pearse Lyons Accelerator

Pearse Lyons Cultivator makes ways for new ideas that support a Planet of Plenty to be put into action.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Dublin
  • Started in: 2017
  • Industries: Nutrigenomics, Nutritional Sciences, Robots, Sensors, 3D Printing, AI, Gene Editingr, Ag-Science
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

2) The Yield Lab Europe

The Yield Lab Europe

The Yield Lab was started in 2014 to help early-stage agriculture technology companies get the money and help they needed.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Dublin
  • Started in: 2017
  • Industries: Agri Food, AgTech
  • Number of investments: 14
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

3) Hatch Blue Ltd

Hatch Blue Ltd

Hatch Blue is an aquaculture accelerator supporting start-ups in the fields of aquaculture feed, health, genetics and tech.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Cork
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Georg Baunach, Wayne Murphy
  • Industries: Marine Bioeconomy, Aquaculture, Alternative Seafood,
  • Number of investments: 08

You can find their website here.

4) NadiFin

NadiFin

The NadiFin Acceleration program, which is run by MiddleGame Ventures, Farvest, and the LHoFT, is only for cutting-edge Fintech companies that are post-seed and pre-series B stages and looking for investment. 

Details of the startup:

  • City: Dublin
  • Started in: 2019
  • Industries: AI, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain
  • Number of investments: 05
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 2

You can find their website here.

5) LaunchBox

LaunchBox

LaunchBox is a summer program open to early-stage startups.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Dublin
  • Founders: John Whelan
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 03

You can find their website here.

6) NDRC LaunchPad

NDRC LaunchPad

The NDRC is Ireland’s national startup accelerator program for globally ambitious entrepreneurs.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Dublin
  • Industries: Technology
  • Number of investments: 03
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

7) New Frontiers

New Frontiers

New Frontiers is Ireland's national program for startups that are still in their early stages.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Dublin
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 02

You can find their website here.

8) Dogpatch Labs

Dogpatch Labs

Dogpatch Labs is a startup and innovation incubator located in the historic chq Building in the heart of Dublin's Digital Docklands.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Dublin
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Michael Hirshland, Patrick Walsh
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 01
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

9) Continuous Ventures

Continuous Ventures

Continuous Ventures helps start-ups in navigating the journey to become funding and scale ready.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Dublin
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Colin Meagle
  • Industries: AI, FinTech, Envirotech
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

10) Small Foundation

Small Foundation

The goal of the Small Foundation is to work with those who are making it possible for micro, small, and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs) to achieve and provide opportunities at a large scale.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Dublin
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

11) Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre

Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre

Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre helps startups do well and helps the Irish entrepreneurial environment grow.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Limerick
  • Industries: Consumer Goods, Information Communication Technology, Electronics, Medical Devices, Biotech, Pharma, Digital Media
  • Number of investments: 01
  • Number of exits: 1

You can find their website here.

12) Terenure Enterprise

Terenure Enterprise

The Terenure Enterprise Center is a reputable commercial location where you may expand and grow your company.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Terenure
  • Started in: 1984
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic

You can find their website here.

13) Docklands Innovation Park

Docklands Innovation Park

Docklands Innovation is an initiative of the Bolton Trust that helps and supports new businesses in Ireland.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Dublin
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic

You can find their website here.

14) EU-XCEL

EU-XCEL

EU-XCEL is a new virtual accelerator that looks for talented entrepreneurs who want to start businesses in the IT field (ICT).

Details of the startup:

  • City: Cork
  • Started in: 2015
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic

You can find their website here.

15) International Security Accelerator

International Security Accelerator

CorkBIC is an organisation that was started almost 30 years ago to find and build knowledge-intensive companies based on promising technology and smart, creative people.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Cork
  • Industries: Cyber Security, IoT, Blockchain, AI, Health, Bioinformatics, Defence, Critical Infrastructure, Logistics

You can find their website here.

16) SportsTech Ireland

SportsTech Ireland

SportsTech Ireland is the leading not-for-profit organisation powering the sports technology cluster in Ireland.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Limerick
  • Industries: Sportstech, Technology

You can find their website here.

17) Startup Lighthouse MedTech DDW

Startup Lighthouse MedTech DDW

Startup Lighthouse offers a program (3-5 days) which focuses on scaling up abroad and supports startups looking to expand into international markets.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Dublin
  • Industries: MedTech
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 1

You can find their website here.

18) Alpha Programme Dublin

Alpha Programme Dublin

Alpha program Dublin is a 12-week intensive accelerator program for startups in the pre-seed stage that is based in London and Dublin.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Dublin
  • Started in: 2014
  • Industries: HealthTech, EdTech, Parenttech

You can find their website here.

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