Expressions of Interest

We are open for expression of interest from individuals or teams considering starting a business in 2020.

Please note applications for the 13th IGNITE programme will open 17th January 2020. 

Those with Expressions of Interest registered can avail of one to one mentoring, workshops and seminars to help develop the business idea, to submit a more comprehensive application and to be better prepared to make the most of the programme, if their application is successful.

Expression of Interest should include: 

  • Name, Email Address
  • Mobile Number and Address for contact purposes
  • Qualification and Year of Qualification, or Expected Qualification in 2019/2020, and Awarding Institution of one team member
  • Where you first heard about IGNITE 
  • Description of your business idea (150 words or less) 
  • Explanation of how you’ll benefit from your participation on IGNITE (150 words or less)


IGNITE is open to recent graduates in any discipline from any 3rd level institution with:

  • Ordinary Bachelor Degree
  • Honours Bachelor Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Higher Diploma or Post-Doctoral Diploma
  • (NFQ Level 7, 8, 9 or 10 qualification) 

The 13th IGNITE Programme will commence April 2020. 

Submit EOI Form: 

To fill in an expression of interest form, please CLICK HERE. 


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