Hothouse seeking out technology entrepreneurs

7 Jan 2010

Applications are now being accepted for the 19th Hothouse Venture Programme, which starts in March 2010, with 16 places on offer.

Operating since 2001, the Hothouse Venture Programme is a 12-month incubation and support programme geared towards entrepreneurs with a knowledge-intensive business idea and the drive to grow a global business.

The programme provides participants with business expertise, networks and tools to develop and grow their technology-based products or services.

What the programme includes

The 16 participants will avail of a range of supports, including office space, management training workshops and clinics, 10 sessions with a business mentor, the opportunity to apply for Enterprise Ireland grant aid and access to an extensive network of entrepreneurs, industry experts and financiers.

Participants must have left full-time employment and be working full-time on developing their new business.

Hothouse has supported more than 200 entrepreneurs in the early stages of their business development, including companies now successfully established, such as TNS MediaMarket, IQ Content, Movidius, Cicero Networks, Allergy Standards,, and

For further information on the programme, click here. Alternatively, contact Sara Hogan, programme manager, at The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 5 February, 2010.

By Carmel Doyle

Photo: The 19th Hothouse Venture Programme, a year-long incubation and support programme aimed at entrepreneurs, is accepting applications.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic