Shannon Chamber is delighted to announce that Limerick Institute of Technology is now accepting applications for its New Frontiers programme.
New Frontiers is Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme, delivered by Institutes of Technology and funded by Enterprise Ireland. aimed at assisting entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas with setting up and running their own companies.
A three- phased programme, involving testing the business idea, developing an investor-ready business plan, establishing the business and developing a client base, it is open to business ideas from a range of sectors including food and consumer products; ICT; engineering and electronics; medical devices; biotechnology; pharma, digital media; cleantech/renewable energy; and eligible internationally-traded services.
Phase 1 will be run on Wednesday & Thursday evenings for approximately 5 weeks and is open to individuals who have an innovative idea for a new business. The Phase 1 workshops will allow entrepreneurs to tease out the feasibility of their business idea and to learn what entrepreneurship entails. Upon completion of the course, they will be clearer about the viability of your business idea and will be armed with enough information to decide whether or not you are ready for the next step.
At the end of Phase 1, committed participants who have developed a strong value proposition will be ready to apply for Phase 2 of New Frontiers – Planning the Business.
The closing date for receipt of your application is 5pm, Thursday, 28th April 2016.
For those short-listed, interviews will be held on Thursday, 12th May and Friday, 13th May in the Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre, Moylish Park, Limerick V94 E8YF.
The first of the Phase 1 Programme workshops will be on Wednesday, 25th May at 6pm in the Hartnett Enterprise Acceleration Centre’s boardroom.
Shannon Chamber encourages its members to circulate programme details to anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship, coupled with a business idea capable of being developed into a sustainable business.
“High-potential start-ups, set up by equally ambitious and enterprising entrepreneurs, are a critical component of economic activity. This programme is the ideal mechanism to test a business concept, gain the confidence and the tools to take a business idea to the next level,” adds Helen Downes, Shannon Chamber chief executive.
Programme details and application form below.