In November, Founder and Managing Director of Dogpatch Labs, Patrick Walsh, was announced as the Guaranteed Irish Tech Hero. The tech entrepreneur was selected for his significant contribution to the tech industry in Ireland.
As Managing Director of Dogpatch Labs, and having worked with numerous tech companies of various scales throughout his career – from international and high-growth to early stage startups – Mr. Walsh has established an excellent reputation and is a well-known pillar of the tech community in Ireland.
Speaking today, CEO of Guaranteed Irish Brid O'Connell said: “We are delighted that Patrick has been chosen as the Guaranteed Irish Tech hero. He has done a tremendous amount of work supporting startups and the tech scene in Ireland, and deserves recognition for that.
“The work Patrick has done over the last number of years has contributed greatly to establishing Ireland as leading startup hub. Dogpatch Labs is central to the startup ecosystem in Ireland – providing companies with the space and facilities required at a crucial phase in their development. There were many excellent nominations for the Tech Hero award, but Patrick’s dedication to the tech sector could not be rivalled.”
On receiving the Guaranteed Irish Hero Award for Technology, Patrick Walsh said: “It’s an honour to be the first Guaranteed Irish Tech Hero. As Ireland’s tech scene continues to grow from strength to strength, it is great that the startup community is being recognised in this way.
“This award would not have been possible without the thousands of people across the country that I have worked with and the many tech startups with global ambition that we have housed at Dogpatch Labs. They make up the fabric that is Ireland’s tech scene. The work Guaranteed Irish do in championing businesses investing in Ireland is important in continuing to develop Ireland as a great place to do business.”