Alltech - The Story
Dr. Pearse Lyons

At the heart of Alltech is an entrepreneurial journey.

In the 1970s, Dr. Pearse Lyons, immigrated to the USA with a dream: to sustain our planet and all things living on it. He saw an opportunity to apply his yeast fermentation expertise to animal nutrition challenges, and his dream became a reality when he founded Alltech in 1980 with just $10,000.

Today, a global team of more than 6,000 people around the world shares this vision of sustaining and nourishing the world.


Alltech delivers on this vision by improving plant, feed and food quality through nutrition and scientific innovation, particularly yeast-based technology. Their team is fully committed to supporting producers in greater efficiency, profitability and sustainability.

With plenty of opportunities existing today in agriculture.


The Pearse Lyons Accelerator aims to discover the brightest ideas in agriculture and technology and wants future AgTech entrepreneurs to be fully equipped to develop successful, sustainable businesses.

Startup Mindset
“Alltech was once a startup itself. It is important we get back to our roots of entrepreneurial innovation, and Dogpatch Labs re-exposes us to that mindset.”
Dr. Mark Lyons
CEO & President - Alltech

The Extraordinary Life of Dr. Pearse Lyons

Dogpatch Labs

Dogpatch Labs is a startup hub, located in the historic chq Building and in the heart of Dublin’s Digital Docklands.

It is home to over 80 startups and over 350 members from 30 countries. It supports the startup community by providing a unique space to grow and hosting regular events to share knowledge.

Social Technology Initiatives

Alumni include many of Ireland’s fastest growing tech companies including Irish tech unicorn ‘Intercom’ and provides the global headquarters for CoderDojo, the volunteer-led movement of free computer programming clubs.

Google for Startups
Partner Network

Dogpatch Labs was chosen to be the Irish startup hub of a global community of startup hubs connected by Google for Startups.

The Google for Startups Passport Programme allows members to work flexibly from over 50 partner locations and campuses around the world.

An Incredible Community in an Incredible Space
Ground Floor
Ground Floor
Ground Floor
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The Urban Garden
The Urban Garden
The Urban Garden
The Vaults
The Vaults
The Vaults
The Ideation Space
Located in the heart of Dublin’s Digital Docklands; 10-minute walk from the European HQs of Google, Facebook and Airbnb.
Contact Us
Menno Axt - Programme Manager

Tel: +353 (87) 163 0187