About the Programme
Phase 1 - Testing the business idea
The first phase will be part-time over a 6-8 week period and will help you to validate the market potential of your business idea. These evening workshops will provide information and general start-up training, allowing you to tease out your idea's feasibility and to see whether a viable proposition exists. Workshops are run on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5.30pm – 8.30pm and alternate between the ITT Dublin Campus and the IT Blanchardstown Campus on alternate evenings.
There are a limited number of places on the programme and shortlisting will apply once application closing date falls.
Phase 2 - BUSINESS PLANNING
Phase 2 participants receive intensive support for six months to develop both their own skills and to work up their business proposition. This will entail full-time participation in workshops, mentoring and regular reviews. Using these supports, participants will fully detail and validate their business proposition and identify potential customers, sales channels and funding options.
The aim of this phase is to support you in your development of an investor-ready business plan.
You must be available for full-time participation in this six month programme. To facilitate this, you will receive up to €15,000 in funding subject to satisfactory performance and development reviews.
The new frontiers programme has made a significant contribution to the success of my business. Through the fantastic mentoring it has given me access to a very impressive range of skills and it has allowed me to build a very effective structure to my business more efficiently. In addition to this it has allowed me to turn potential weaknesses into business strengths. I would highly recommend it for any aspiring entrepreneur.
Gavin Curran, Lucky Sods