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DIT New Frontiers Phase 2 Applications Now Open

03 May 2018
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Are you the Next Big Start-Up? New Frontiers is a programme 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.

New Frontiers is a National Entrepreneur Development Programme aimed at supporting the establishment and growth of technology or knowledge intensive ventures with potential to trade internationally and create employment in Ireland.

DIT Hothouse deliver the 3-phased programme in partnership with IADT.

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, sales & 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 invitations to key start-up events. 

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!

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