About us

IGNITE is an international award winning business incubation programme supporting recent graduate entrepreneurs turn good ideas into great businesses.

Based at University College Cork, the 12 month programme is open to all recent graduates from all third level institutions in Ireland who have the passion and ambition to work full-time on a scalable start-up idea with potential for commercial or social impact.  

Founded in 2011, IGNITE is a joint initiative by Cork City Council, Cork County Council, the Local Enterprise Offices of Cork City, South Cork and North & West Cork and University College Cork to encourage entrepreneurship and enterprise creation.

Since then, we have worked with almost 120 start-ups and over 140 founders who have launched companies such as UrAbility AnaBio Technologies, ApisProtect, Eurocomply, LegitFitOnTheQt, PunditArenaSupply.ie, Talivest, TrustAp and Vconnecta.



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Western Gateway Building, University College Cork