Patrick Walsh is a prominent figure in Ireland's startup scene, serving as the founder and CEO of Dogpatch Labs. This startup hub is a top incubator according to Crunchbase and the Irish partner for Google For Startups' global network. Dogpatch Labs also runs Ireland's national startup accelerator programs, pre-accelerators, and various ecosystem building initiatives.
Walsh's entrepreneurial efforts have attracted high-profile visitors such as The Duke & Duchess of Sussex and The King & Queen of the Netherlands. He is also a member of Ireland's National Competitiveness Council, a forum for top Irish business leaders and government officials.
Prior to founding Dogpatch Labs, Walsh gained experience in different roles, including as International Expansion Lead at Hassle.com, Senior Associate at KPMG Ireland, and Co-Founder at PayMins. His educational background includes a degree in Business & Law from University College Dublin and his status as a fully qualified A.C.A. Chartered Accountant trained with KPMG.
In addition to overseeing Dogpatch Labs, Walsh also heads the corporate innovation division of the company, which collaborates with large organizations such as ESB, RBS/Ulster Bank, Unilever, Alltech, and Hannover Re.