New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme
Everyday, everywhere around the world people innovate, explore, invent and collaborate to break new frontiers. You can too! New Frontiers, Ireland's largest entrepreneur development programme, is helping individuals who have an innovative idea for a new business. This programme will equip you with the skills you need to establish and run your own company. It will offer you intensive training, a hotdesk desk ineither either DCU or DkIT, 1-to-1 mentoring from start-up experts, business master-classes and networking with potential investors plus €15,000 in financial support to accelerate your business start-up. Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) in collaboration with Dublin City University (DCU) are offering this comprehensive programme of supports for start-ups with new and innovative business ideas that have high commercial and export potential.
Some participants from DCU DkIT Phase 2 Class of 2017
The New Frontiers Programme has 3 Phases
Phase 1: (Max 30 promoters)
Examining the business case (feasibility)
Delivered part time over six weeks, 2 evenings per week (6pm - 9pm)
Located in DCU Invent and the Regional Development Centre, DkIT
Aim is to help determine the commercial feasibility of the participant’s business idea, introduce the realities of starting and building a business and helping the participant prepare for the Phase 2 application process.
Phase 2: (10 -12 Promoters)
Developing an investor ready business plan
6 Months full time commitment required
Intensive supports including training, mentoring, hot desking, etc.
€15,000 cash support for eligible projects
Phase 3: (Max 8 Promoters)
Providing customised supports focused on Business Growth to help promoters acquire first clients, investment or enter export markets.
Phase 1 Dates
Our next Phase 1 Programme will run in the RDC in DkIT on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting the 15th January 2018.
Closing date for applications is the 5th January 2018.
Phase 1 runs over a six week period, two evenings a week (6pm – 9pm) and aims to help determine the commercial feasibility of the participant’s business idea, introduce the realities of starting and building a business and helping the participant prepare for the Phase 2 application process.
Please follow this link and complete the application form https://goo.gl/forms/
Applicants will be invited for a short interview to discuss the programme and opportunity in greater detail.
Phase 2 Dates
Dates for the DkIT/DCU New Frontiers Programme 2018 Phase 2 are as follows:
Opening date 1st February 2018
Closing date 16th March 2018
Phase 2 Starts 21st May 2108
Download an Application Form here
If you would like to take advantage of this golden opportunity, contact:
DCU Maria Johnston firstname.lastname@example.org 01 7007597
DkIT Martina Goss email@example.com 042 9372481