APPLY TO NEW FRONTIERS PHASE 2 NOW BELOW ↓
TEST YOUR INNOVATIVE BUSINESS IDEA
This Phase 1 Programme is a part-time evening or weekend programme that will help you to validate the market potential of your business idea. During this short programme you will develop an Entrepreneurs Toolkit that will assist you with:
1. Testing your idea with potential customers,
2. Preparing your prototype/MVP (minimal viable product) & the next stage of development
3. Understanding the financial requirements of your business
4. Articulating/pitching your business idea
5. Becoming an Entrepreneur,
Part-time programme held over two evenings per week for approximately 5 weeks
Peer to peer networking and learning
Business validation and market research workshops
De-risk your business model
You can continue in your current job
Arrive at a go/no-go decision
Prepares you and improves your chances of accessing Phase 2
New Frontiers Phase 1
Our next phase 1 programme will be in 2023 - dates to be confirmed
DEVELOP THE BUSINESS
Phase 2 is a six-month programme with intensive engagement, places are offered following a competitive selection process.
During Phase 2 you will receive intensive support to develop both your own skills and to work on your business proposition.
This will entail full-time participation in workshops, mentoring and regular milestone reviews, free co-working space and expertise and guidance from the programme team. Using this support, you will fully detail and validate your business proposition and identify potential customers, sales channels and funding options.You must be available for full-time participation during this 6-months to work in and on your business. To facilitate this, you will receive up to €15,000 in funding, subject to satisfactory performance and development reviews.
The aim of this phase is to support you in the development of an investor-ready business plan.
The programme consists of practical and interactive workshops, personalised one-to-one mentoring, financial support and co-working space. The programme is a game-changer for anyone serious about developing their business idea into a successful start-up.
Watch the video below of our 2021/2022 participants sharing what they achieved in 6-months. Further testimonials are available on our Testimonials Page.
Support package valued at €30,000 including a €15,000 tax-free stipend – subject to satisfactory performance – with no equity taken in your business
5 x one-to-one mentoring sessions with seasoned mentors from the Enterprise Ireland mentor panel
Support & Guidance in developing a strong business plan
Practitioner-led workshops covering all aspects of building a successful start-up
Free co-working space & other incubation facilities for 6-Months
Access to expertise within the Institute of Technology, i.e. research centres, graduates, etc.
Web hosting and support from Amazon worth $15,000
Applications are now being accepted for our Phase Two programme for 2022
We are now accepting applications for our Phase 2 programme which will commence on Tuesday, 27th September 2022.
The closing date for applications is 12noon on August 10th 2022, and you are free to edit your application right up to this time.
Places on our programme will be limited and shortlisting will apply. Therefore, it is essential that you include as much detail as possible in your application.
We will be hosting an information session at 12.30 on August 5th and you can book that by clicking here.
IMPLEMENT THE BUSINESS PLAN
Having successfully completed Phase 2, participants can apply to participate in Phase 3 of the programme. During this phase, participants will focus on implementing their business plan by bringing their product/service to market and preparing to acquire further funding.
*** You must have completed Phase 2 of the programme to be eligible to participate in Phase 3. ***
Further support package
Co-working space for further 3 months
Introduction to government and private investment support opportunities
Additional 3 x one-to-one mentoring sessions