Help us change the future of retail by managing our new innovation store and the exciting startups that fill it.
Our mission is to accelerate Ireland’s tech ecosystem. We are one of Europe’s leading tech community hubs fostering entrepreneurship for startups, facilitating technology innovation for all sizes of companies and nurturing transformative social enterprises. Alumni include many of Ireland’s fastest growing tech companies including Intercom.io (>$1Bn valuation) and is the global headquarters for CoderDojo, the volunteer-led movement of free computer programming clubs. Dogpatch Labs was awarded the Google for Entrepreneurs Global Citizenship Award in 2017 and was recently visited by Duke & Duchess of Sussex.
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At Dogpatch Labs, we believe brick and mortar retail is evolving, not dying. And we want to shape the future of the industry. We want to lower the barrier to entry to physical retail for startups, give customers a space to explore the newest innovations, and create a testbed to validate the technologies and concepts that will define the future of retail. We have a globally-unique opportunity to do so, as a startup hub located in a high-footfall retail mall.
We are opening an experimental retail concept store to interactively showcase the most cutting-edge startup products from Ireland and around the world. As Retail Innovation Associate, you will help shape and deliver this first-of-its-kind retail experience. You will run the daily operations of the retail store, optimize the in-store experience, and help develop this innovation asset from its creation.
During store opening hours (weekdays, 11:30pm - 3:30pm), you will facilitate product demos for customers and discuss the project, the startups, and Dogpatch Labs. When the store is closed to the public, the space will convert to a flexible workshopping and events space. You will help facilitate this function and coordinate the events run out of the space.
You will also manage the relationships with the startups deployed in the store. You will help the startups use the data-collected in-store to test and validate their products. You will create insights reports from the in-store data. And you will help recruit and deploy the newest and most exciting retail startups from around the world.