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, our 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 175 start-ups and over 200 founders who have launched companies such as AnaBio Technologies, LegitFitTrustAp, Telea, Addaptiv, RecruitrooNeurobell, TrustDish, and Zirkulu. View our full list of alumni here



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Western Gateway Building, University College Cork