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DIT New Frontiers Phase 1 - Applications Now Open

28 July 2017
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The Programme is aimed at supporting Tech or Knowledge Intensive Start-ups with the potential to export and create jobs. DIT Hothouse deliver the 3-phased programme in partnership with IADT Media Cube.

How does it work?

Phase 1

This lasts two months, is part-time and offers training in key business areas. Workshops are delivered over 2 evenings per week with facilitators introducing entrepreneurs to start-up strategies, finance, pitching, market research & more.

Phase 2

This lasts circa 6 months, is full-time, offers in-depth training, as well as €15,000 funding and free incubator space. The training builds on Phase 1 with workshops and added one-to-one mentor clinics on start-up strategies, finance, pitching, market research & more. Funding is provided as a tax-free, equity-free stipend with incubator space offered in Dublin City Centre or Dún Laoghaire.

Phase 3

This is a full-time period of flexible support, helping successful participants raise investment and expand internationally. Participants are offered incubator space. Select training, masterclasses and attendance at key start-up events are also provided.

Who should apply?

We look for entrepreneurs who can demonstrate the capability and commitment needed to develop a sustainable internationally traded business. If you believe you can achieve a turnover greater than €500,000 and create more than 5 jobs in 3 to 5 years, we want to hear from you. Applications from tech and innovative start-ups are particularly encouraged. However, all sectors are welcome to apply. The closing date for completed applications is 12 noon on Friday, 25th August 2017