After 6 weeks of intense mentorship, GECKO Governance has completed the Techstars Startup Next programme with Google for Entrepreneurs and Bank of Ireland, with a final round called “Demo Day”.

Startup Next is the world’s number 1 pre-accelerator mentorship programme to help companies become investor ready. Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. Over the course of those weeks, a weekly speaker provided expert opinions and analysis of how to approach investors, market analysis etc.




Each of the eight participants in the programme demo’ed in the Bank of Ireland enterprise lounge in Grand Canal Square in front of an invited audience of mentors, business angels and other industry investors and experts.


Shane Brett, CEO of GECKO Governance made the presentation on behalf of the company.

Congratulations to all of our other members of our cohort, Ajen, AutoPixie, EnergyElephantHelloBezlo, Reflex Gaming, Subwoofr and TrustHub, and enormous thanks to Gene Murphy, Fionnuala Healy and the rest of the mentors who gave their time freely to help in the programme.

It was a very rewarding experience for GECKO and we thoroughly recommend it to any early stage startup!


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