Outbox Incubator co-founder Mary Carty was at Inspirefest 2016 during the summer to discuss the success of the programme’s first iteration – with a Dublin date in the offing.

Reaching more young women than perhaps expected, the success of the London debut of Outbox Incubator cannot be questioned.

Carty spoke at Inspirefest about general outcomes of the programme, which included 115 girls from six countries, with a whopping 29 companies emerging over the course of just a few weeks.

Established following a chance conversation between Carty and Stemettes founder Anne-Marie Imafidon on Twitter a few years ago, the idea of building an environment to nurture tomorrow’s female founders culminated in Outbox Incubator.

Created to encourage young girls to pursue their passions, whether it’s science, blogging, “tutus or coding”, Carty said the success was such that requests from far and wide came to hold further Outbox Incubators around the world.

Showing a video of the first Outbox Incubator, Carty discussed the now-global appeal, with Dublin destined to host its own event next summer.

Words by Gordon Hunt