• Paul Fingleton

Patrick Walsh, founder of Dogpatch Labs, named Guaranteed Irish Tech Hero

Award granted for significant contribution to the tech industry in Ireland.

Founder and Managing Director of Dogpatch Labs, Patrick Walsh, has been 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.

Guaranteed Irish Championing Exceptional Individuals

Throughout 2017, Guaranteed Irish is championing exceptional individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to creating a better Ireland in their respective sectors.

Patrick Walsh is the fifth of six Guaranteed Irish Heroes to be awarded. Artist Maser; former Women’s Rugby Captain, Niamh Briggs; Professor Louise Kenny and Keiron Campbell Black were previously named Guaranteed Irish Heroes for art, sport, science and music, respectively. The remaining Guaranteed Irish Hero will be awarded for food before the end of the year.


“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.”

- Brid O'Connell, CEO of Guaranteed Irish


On receiving the Guaranteed Irish Hero Award for Technology, Patrick Walsh said: “It’s an honour to be the 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.”

Food Hero Call

The next Guaranteed Irish Hero will be commended for their contribution to food. To get involved and to nominate your Guaranteed Irish Food Hero, simply email info@guaranteedirish.ie before Friday, 30th November 2017 or use the dedicated hashtag: #GIhero on social media.