02nd May

NDRC Accelerator


NDRC Accelerator 

An entrepreneur-led programme with founder – friendly investment for globally ambitious tech startups.

This will be the first edition of the NDRC programme under the new regime led by Dogpatch labs who will be working with regional partners (including our own HQ Portershed) to roll out their supports in a less Dublin centric manner. 

We're super excited to see the effect that the change up has nationally on the start-up ecosystem. If the programme isn't for you right now, we would definitely recommend signing up to the newsletter which is always full of good information and events.

Applications accepted until Sunday, 2nd of May at 11.59pm. 

Accelerator Kick Off: 21st of June, 2021. 

Demo Day: 10th of September, 2021.

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A few words about the NDRC Accelerator programme from Hendrik Wolleswinkel, Programme Director of NDRC. 

"It will be a new era for ‘founder friendly’ startup legals. Today we become one of the first European accelerators to adopt the SAFE instrument to invest. Developed by Y Combinator - one of the world’s top accelerators - a SAFE provides flexible, simple and transparent terms with lower legal costs. Terms include an uncapped valuation with a 20% discount. 

It will be an ’entrepreneur-led’ accelerator. We’ve seen huge support from founders from across the ecosystem wanting to help. We have 40 top mentors & speakers who have built / exited companies worth a combined €5Bn+ who have signed up and committed time. ‘Entrepreneurs in Residence’ who have been there, done that will also coach founders on a weekly basis. 

It will be diverse by design. I am also delighted to share that we have achieved a 50 / 50 gender balance in our EIRs & mentors. This is the first of many intentional steps we’re taking to create an inclusive programme that inspires, encourages and supports founders from underrepresented minorities. 

There are so many other aspects to the programme, including: tailored supports, investor lunches, 12 months of space, international trips, €500k perks, post-accelerator support and more.

I have been part of this ecosystem since 2018, leading various Dogpatch incubators and accelerators, and subsequently spearheading our NDRC tender bid. I am incredibly excited to reach this milestone with the team, and can’t wait to drive this new era forward alongside the next generation of entrepreneurs."

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Sunday, 02 May 2021
09:30 - 23:59 GMT


The Chq Building Unit 1 Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, D01 Y6H7,