Docklands Business Awards 2016

Wins for Dogpatch Labs, CoderDojo at Docklands Business Awards

Patrick Walsh and Naoise Gaffney, Dogpatch Labs with Michael Noel Harte, Docklands Business Forum at the 2016 Docklands Business Awards

25 November 2016

Dogpatch Labs, Hiri and CoderDojo were recognised at the 2016 Docklands Business Awards held at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin.

Dogpatch Labs, a co-working and events space, was awarded the Enterprise Award. Since moving to the Docklands two years ago Dogpatch has hosted 116 grassroot and more than 190 commercial events, workshops and corporate offsites. Some fifty Irish and international start-up companies are based there.

Tech start-up award winner Hiri has developed an e-mail application to target workplace e-mail with an array of features that encourage users to ‘want to fix the workplace e-mail problem’.

Winner of the public service award, CoderDojo is hosted on a pro bono basis by Dogpatch Labs and it has been nominated for a Docklands public service award in recognition of its contribution to the local community.

Headquartered in The CHQ Building, the CoderDojo movement has facilitated the establishment of 1,150 local free to attend coding clubs throughout the world where children learn to code and to be creative with technology in safe and social environments facilitated by volunteer trainers and mentors.

There are two Dojos in the docklands – a bi-weekly one is hosted at Dogpatch Labs in The CHQ Building in the IFSC and a weekly one is hosted at the office of retailing firm Zalando at Grand Canal Quay in Grand Canal Dock; facilitated by volunteers from the tech community.

Other winners on the night included Bank of Ireland (local business award), Airbnb (exporter of goods or services award) and Epic Ireland (innovator award).

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