Incubation programme IGNITE open for October

8 Jun 2011

Cork-based business incubation programme IGNITE is looking for applications from recent graduates of any third-level institution who plan to start a business or who have recently set up a new business.

The next nine-month programme at University College Cork (UCC) will start in October and applications should be submitted by 1 July.  

The programme is delivered by UCC in partnership with the Cork County and City Enterprise Boards and is sponsored and supported by Bank of Ireland, Bord Gáis, Cork BIC, Cork County Council, Cork Chamber, EMC, IBS, PFH, Tyndall National Institute (INSPIRE and ICGEE groups) and the UCC-Food Industry Partnership Board. It is open to all recent graduates of any discipline from any third-level institution.

Each year, some 10 candidates will be selected to participate through a competitive process. 

To find out more about the programme, an IGNITE information evening, which will include talks on wealth creation and idea generation, will take place on 13 June 2011, at 6pm, in Boole Lecture Theatre 1, UCC. You can register for this free seminar via email.

Photo, from left: Michael O’Connor, CORKBIC; Declan Fox, Magellan Partners; Rónán O’Dubhghaill, UCC; Miriam Collins, IGNITE; Pat Lynch, director, Compliance & Risks; and Dick Lehane, chairman, IGNITE advisory board

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