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 100 start-ups and over 120 founders who have launched companies such as AnaBio Technologies, ApisProtect, Eurocomply, OnTheQt, PunditArenaSupply.ie, Talivest, TrustAp and Vconnecta.

We are now open for Expressions of Interest from individuals or teams considering an application to either IGNITE11, starting April 2019, or IGNITE12, starting October 2019.

Check out the website for more information on our Programme, Mentors, Alumni and Partners. You’ll find the link to register your Expression of Interest at Express Interest.

 

IGNITE UCC

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Western Gateway Building, University College Cork

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