Last call for iGAP 2 internet start-up accelerator

27 Aug 2010

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The second phase of the successful Internet Growth Acceleration Programme (iGAP) is due to commence in October and interested start-up firms have until 6 September to register their interest in taking part.

iGAP was developed in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and a number of seasoned internet entrepreneurs including Ray Nolan of Worky.com, Dylan Collins of Jolt Online and Colm Lyon of Realex Payments.

The programme endeavours to fast-track emerging Irish internet software and cloud companies and achieve rapid growth.

The programme design is specifically geared to add significant strategic and business value to companies in both B2B and B2C markets with practical learning modules, support from implementation coaches, access to business advisers and industry networking.

Industry experts and experienced internet entrepreneurs will cover topics including monetising the business, revenue models, marketing, customer acquisition and retention, and preparation for funding – all key elements of a business strategy for growing internet companies.

A spokesperson for Enterprise Ireland said that the State agency is anticipating demand for places will be highly competitive and the programme will commence in October 2010. More information on the programme can be accessed via by the website – www.enterprise-ireland.com/igap or by contacting Sarah Buckley at igap@enterprise-ireland.com.

Firms that took part in the first iGAP programme include: EventElephant, TripInquiry, Trezur, dbTwang, SpamTitan Technologies, Language Travel Services, Cloudsplit, Getitkeepit.com, Toddle, Panado, Sonru, Onformonics, Goshido and Mick’s Garage.

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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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