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  • IGNITE at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Cork Boot Camp

    20 Nov
    IGNITE at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Cork Boot Camp

    Seven IGNITE start-ups made the shortlist for the Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur Cork Boot Camp at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, 24-25 November 2017.

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  • IGNITE Awards & Showcase 2017

    08 Aug
    IGNITE Awards & Showcase 2017

    The annual IGNITE Awards & Showcase event will take place on Thursday 28 September 2017 to celebrate the achievements of our graduate entrepreneurs.

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  • Alumni News - OnTheQT.ie Launches New Travel Show

    13 Jul
    Alumni News - OnTheQT.ie Launches New Travel Show

    Cork’s RedFM have partnered with award winning travel website OnTheQT.ie to launch a brand new tv series for online called Red Travel.

    Thursday, July 13th, 2017 11:20am

    Source: http://www.redfm.ie/news/cork/redfm-launch-new-online-travel-tv-series/

     

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  • IGNITE startup ApisProtect Secures €100,000 Investment

    09 Jul
    IGNITE startup ApisProtect Secures €100,000 Investment

    ApisProtect buzzing with €100k to help save bees
    Source: The Sunday Business Post, 9 July 2017
    BY ELAINE O’REGAN
    Sourcelink: https://www.businesspost.ie/business/apisprotect-buzzing-e100k-help-save-bees-392931

     

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  • Alumni News - KonnectAgain secures funding for expansion

    09 Jul
    Alumni News - KonnectAgain secures funding for expansion

    Software company to raise bar with its hire hopes
    Source: The Sunday Business Post, 9 July 2017

    BY EMMET RYAN
    Sourcelink: https://www.businesspost.ie/technology/software-company-raise-bar-hire-hopes-392883

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  • Pundit Arena to Target US Market

    03 Oct
    Pundit Arena to Target US Market

    Irish sports media start-up, Pundit Arena, recently announced plans to raise €3M and target the US market in 2017.

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  • Richard Barrett Wins Google Award at IBYE

    05 Mar
    Richard Barrett Wins Google Award at IBYE

    Richard Barrett, co-founder of Pundit Arena with Ross O’Dwyer, was presented with the Best Promotion of Business On-Line Google Award at the National Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Finals at Google’s European Headquarters on 5th March 2017.

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  • IGNITE Open Evening 2017/18

    29 Mar
    IGNITE Open Evening 2017/18

    Call For Applications IGNITE 2018 (starting September 2017)

    When: 18.00 Tuesday 4 April 2017

    Where: Western Gateway Building, UCC

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  • IGNITE Open for Applications - Closing 26 May 2017

    04 Apr
    IGNITE Open for Applications - Closing 26 May 2017

    IGNITE 2017/2018 is now open for applications. The announcement was made at the IGNITE Open Information Evening in UCC's Western Gateway Building on 4th April. The programme is open for applications until Friday, May 26th.

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  • IGNITE Welcomes Deirdre Clune MEP

    17 Nov
    IGNITE Welcomes Deirdre Clune MEP

    Deirdre Clune, MEP for Ireland South, visited IGNITE on Thursday 17th Nov 2016.

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  • IGNITE Start-Ups Vie for Cork Chamber Emerging Company of the Year 2017

    09 Jan
    IGNITE Start-Ups Vie for Cork Chamber Emerging Company of the Year 2017

    Two IGNITE start-ups were announced among the three companies shortlisted for Cork Chamber Emerging Company of the Year 2017.

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  • Emerald de Leeuw Wins European Young Innovator of the Year Award

    25 Jan
    Emerald de Leeuw Wins European Young Innovator of the Year Award

    Emerald de Leeuw was announced as winner of the 2016 European Young Innovator of the Year by the European Young Innovators Forum. The announcement was made at Unconvention2017 in Brussels on 25th January 2017.

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  • Make 2017 The Year to Start Your Business

    09 Dec
    Make 2017 The Year to Start Your Business

    Have you a great business idea but don't know where to start?

    Sign up to Start-Up Workshops by IGNITE and Bank of Ireland Workbench on or before Monday 19 December 2016.

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  • IGNITE at IBYE Boot Camp 2016

    06 Nov
    IGNITE at IBYE Boot Camp 2016

    IGNITE and UCC were well represented at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur IBYE Boot Camp over the weekend of 4th/6th November.

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  • Vconnecta Wins 2016 Smart Technology Innovation Award

    20 Oct
    Vconnecta Wins 2016 Smart Technology Innovation Award

    Vconnecta Ltd was awarded the 2016 Smart Technology Innovation Award at IT@Cork European Tech Cluster Leaders Awards. 

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  • Successful IGNITE start-up Pundit Arena founders to speak at IGNITE Open Information Evening

    21 Apr
    Successful IGNITE start-up Pundit Arena founders to speak at IGNITE Open Information Evening

    Richard Barrett and Ross O’Dwyer, cofounders of Pundit Arena (www.punditarena.com), Danny O’Donovan founder of SUPP (www.supp.ie) and, current participant, Alpa Agrawal, founder of Allmin Resources Ireland Ltd (www.allminresources.com) will share their stories at this year's IGNITE Open Information Evening.

     

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  • Awards and Showcase 2016 Top Prize goes to Allmin Resources Ireland Ltd.

    28 Jun
    Awards and Showcase 2016 Top Prize goes to Allmin Resources Ireland Ltd.

    Sponsored by Bank of Ireland, EY and J.W. O'Donovan Solicitos, awards were presented in several categories, among them the overall 'Business of the Year,' as well as prizes for 'Business Plan and 'Innovation'.

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  • IGNITE Wins National European Enterprise Promotion Award 2016

    13 Sep
    IGNITE Wins National European Enterprise Promotion Award 2016

    The IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme was recently named as Irish National European Enterprise Promotion Award Winner 2016. 

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  • Musgrave Group Partners with IGNITE

    01 Nov
    Musgrave Group Partners with IGNITE

    IGNITE has announced details of sponsorship that sees Musgrave Group partner the business innovation programme that helps recent graduates launch sustainable businesses.

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  • Packed House for IGNITE 2017 Launch Reception

    03 Oct
    Packed House for IGNITE 2017 Launch Reception

    Ten aspiring graduate entrepreneurs, working on exciting start-up businesses were introduced on Monday, October 3rd at a packed reception at the Western Gateway Building, UCC, to mark the launch of the 7th IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme.

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  • IGNITE 2016 participants compete for top prizes

    15 Jun
    IGNITE 2016 participants compete for top prizes

    Five Awards will be presented at the annual Awards & Showcase event on Wednesday, 27th June 2016 at 6.00pm to celebrate the achievements of our graduate entrepreneurs.

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  • Irish-Based Sports Media Platform, Pundit Arena Raises €650,000

    01 Feb
    Irish-Based Sports Media Platform, Pundit Arena Raises €650,000

    Irish based sports media platform; Pundit Arena, has raised a seed round of €650,000 from a collection of angel investors, based both in Ireland and the United States.  Pundit Arena, the leading sports media platform that enables articulate fans to become paid journalists through their unique revenue-share model has grown to more than 300 writers and over 1.4 million monthly users in the last year.

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  • IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme Information Evening

    25 Apr
     IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme Information Evening

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  • AnaBio Technologies to Invest €200,000 in NPD Facility – Create 11 New Jobs

    29 Feb
    AnaBio Technologies to Invest €200,000 in NPD Facility – Create 11 New Jobs

    Biotech company Anabio Technologies Ltd has announced that it will invest €200,000 in a New Product Development facility at Teagasc’s Food Research Centre in Fermoy, Co. Cork and grow the workforce to 24 over the coming 12 months.

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  • IGNITE 2016 Launch Reception

    12 Oct
    IGNITE 2016 Launch Reception

    The launch of the 6th IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme in UCC sees 14 enthusiastic graduates of University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technlogy and Dublin City University with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Molecular Cell Biology, Cloud Computing, Business Information Systems, Food Science, Commerce and Law. This year’s businesses are developing products and services in areas as diverse as medicine and health, food and ICT.

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  • Bitcove scoop top prize at IGNITE 2015 Awards evening.

    25 Jun
    Bitcove scoop top prize at IGNITE 2015 Awards evening.

     

    Bitcove.ie is awarded the Business of the Year Award, Key wins Innovation of the Year Award and eXtensicon wins Business Plan Award at the 2015 IGNITE Showcase and Awards evening in the Aula Maxima in UCC on Wednesday the 24th June.

     

     

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  • IGNITE 2015 participants compete for top prizes.

    23 Jun
    IGNITE 2015 participants compete for top prizes.

    The completion of the fifth phase of the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme will celebrate the progress and achievements of this year's eleven start up businesses at the Awards and Showcase evening.

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  • If You Have a Great Start-Up Idea, Why Are You Waiting to Get Started?

    01 May
    If You Have a Great Start-Up Idea, Why Are You Waiting to Get Started?

    If You Have a Great Start-Up Idea, Why Are You Waiting to Get Started!

    That was the key message from the speakers at the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme Information Evening on Thursday 30th April 2015.

     

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  • 3 Inspiring Start-Up Stories at IGNITE Information Evening

    06 May
    3 Inspiring Start-Up Stories at IGNITE Information Evening

    A capacity audience heard three inspiring start-up stories at the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme Open Information Evening on Tuesday 6th May.

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  • 2015 IGNITE Open Information Evening

    13 Apr
    2015 IGNITE Open Information Evening

    This year’s Information Evening for the 6th IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme will be held in UCC’s Western Gateway Building at 6.00pm on Thursday, 30th April 2015.

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  • IGNITE Welcomes Minister Ged Nash

    06 Feb
    IGNITE Welcomes Minister Ged Nash

    Ged Nash, TD, Minister of State at the Department for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation with special responsibility for Business & Employment and Ciaran Lynch, TD for Cork South Central visited IGNITE on Friday 6th Feb.

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  • Microfinance Ireland partners IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme

    26 Jan
    Microfinance Ireland partners IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme

    Microfinance Ireland (MFI) has announced details of a partnership with the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme that sees €1/4 million finance ring-fenced for young entrepreneurs undertaking the nine month business incubation programme, based at UCC, which is aimed at nurturing, developing and strengthening entrepreneurial potential.

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  • IGNITE Bag Awards at Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur Regional Finals

    13 Oct
    IGNITE Bag Awards at Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur Regional Finals

    The IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme and UCC was well represented at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Awards in Cork and Waterford.

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  • IGNITE 2015 Launch Reception

    07 Oct
    IGNITE 2015 Launch Reception

    The launch of the 5th IGNITE Graduate Business Programme in UCC sees 15 enthusiastic graduates from UCC, CIT, UL and UCD with qualifications in information systems, computer science, physics, commerce and marketing working on 12 exciting business ideas in industry sectors as diverse as energy, IT, food, health & fitness and social media.

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  • IGNITE 2014's ten start-ups go head to head in this year's Showcase and Awards Night.

    16 Jun
    IGNITE 2014's ten start-ups go head to head in this year's Showcase and Awards Night.

    This year's IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme Awards and Showcase will celebrate the progress and achievements to date of ten graduate led start-ups and mark an important milestone with the completion of the fourth phase of the programme.

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  • Pundit Arena awarded top prize at IGNITE 2014 Showcase and Awards Night.

    26 Jun
    Pundit Arena awarded top prize at IGNITE 2014 Showcase and Awards Night.

    PunditArena.com scoops Business of the the Year Award, Problem wins Business Plan Award, and AgTeCH4 wins Innovation of the Year Award, at IGNITE's 2014 Showcase and Awards night held in the Aula Maxima in UCC on Wednesday the 25th June. 

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  • IGNITE's Sarah Dineen Receives Investment Offer on Dragon's Den

    15 May
    IGNITE's Sarah Dineen Receives Investment Offer on Dragon's Den

    Sarah Dineen became the youngest female entreprenuer to receive investment from RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den following successful pitch of UniWink.com business concept.

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  • An Effective Fund Raising Journey - Raomal Perera Speaks at UCC

    26 Mar
    An Effective Fund Raising Journey - Raomal Perera Speaks at UCC

    Hear Raomal Perera talk about how he raised over €27 million to help build Network365 as a global company.

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  • AnaBio wins Cork Chamber Emerging Company of the Year Award 2014

    07 Feb
    AnaBio wins Cork Chamber Emerging Company of the Year Award 2014

    Dr Sinead Doherty's AnaBio Technologies Ltd was named as Cork Chamber of Commerce Emerging Company of the Year 2014 at Cork Chamber Annual Dinner on 7th Feb.

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  • UCC launches new MSc (Innovation Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

    12 May
    UCC launches new MSc (Innovation Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

    The MSc (Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship) commencing in September 2011, is a full-time one year programme offering a multi-disciplinary perspective on Innovation, Commercialistion and Entrepreneurship.

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  • IGNITE's 2012 Best Company Award

    19 Dec
    IGNITE's 2012 Best Company Award

    Portable Medical Technology Ltd was the winner of the ‘Best Company’ award presented at a recent reception honouring IGNITE 2012 graduates at the Western Gateway Building, UCC.

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  • IGNITE is pleased to host an audience with Pat Falvey

    12 Apr
    IGNITE is pleased to host an audience with Pat Falvey

    Pat Falvey is best known as a mountaineer, an adventurer and an explorer. He is the first person in the world to have twice reached the highest peak on each of the seven continents, including Mt Everest from both Nepal and Tibet. He has led four expeditions to Mt Everest, reaching the summit twice. He has crossed Antarctica to the South Pole, traversed Greenland over shifting ice flows and completed many more life-changing expeditions. Less well known is that Pat left school at 15, was a millionaire at 20, overtraded and went broke at 29, rebuilt and retired at 40.

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  • IGNITE 2012 alumnus Portable Medical Technologies Ltd achieves CE approval for their ONCOassist mobile app.

    18 Dec
    IGNITE 2012 alumnus Portable Medical Technologies Ltd achieves CE approval for their ONCOassist mobile app.

    Portable Medial Technologies become the 1st Irish company and only the 3rd company worldwide to achieve CE approval for a mobile app.

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  • Ireland's First 5-Star University

    05 Sep
    Ireland's First 5-Star University

    University College Cork (UCC) has achieved the unique status of becoming Ireland’s first five star university and has once again improved its position in world rankings announced today (September 5th 2011) in the QS World University Rankings.

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  • PRESS RELEASE - Mike McGrath creates Supply.ie

    17 Jul
    PRESS RELEASE - Mike McGrath creates Supply.ie

    Mike McGrath creates Supply.ie to assist buyers to source great local suppliers with competitive quotes

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  • PRESS RELEASE - NONE ISSUE 2

    03 May
    PRESS RELEASE - NONE ISSUE 2

    NONE is an Irish based, internationally staffed, globally concerned fashion and lifestyle magazine providing a platform for the riskier elements of Design, Art, Theatre, Music and Story.

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  • Applications now open for IGNITE programme 2011/2012,

    07 Apr
    Applications now open for IGNITE programme 2011/2012,

    Applications are now being welcomed from graduates of any discipline, from any 3rd level institution for IGNITE 2011/2012.

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  • PRESS RELEASE: IGNITES's Damian Drohan recognised by the Sunday Times

    07 Aug
    PRESS RELEASE: IGNITES's Damian Drohan recognised by the Sunday
Times

    Cork photographer and IGNITE participant, Damian Drohan was featured recently in the Sunday Times' Culture Magazine for his project on Irish World War 2 Veterans.

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  • PRESS RELEASE - NONE LAUNCH

    05 Apr
    PRESS RELEASE - NONE LAUNCH

    NONE is an Irish based, internationally staffed, globally concerned fashion and lifestyle magazine providing a platform for the riskier elements of Design, Art, Theatre, Music and Story.

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  • IGNITE 2014 Launch Reception

    15 Oct
    IGNITE 2014 Launch Reception

    The launch of the 4th IGNITE Graduate Business Programme in UCC sees 14 entrepreneurs striking out to conquer the business world across the food and nutrition, engineering, education, fashion and ICT sectors amongst others.

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  • IGNITE 2013 Awards and Showcase - Now Even Bigger!

    07 Jun
    IGNITE 2013 Awards and Showcase - Now Even Bigger!

    This year, the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme Awards and Showcase will be better than ever. To reflect the significant progress made by the programme since it was launched just two years ago, this year we will present Awards in five categories based on the judgements of four experienced business people and with the generous support of our three Awards sponsors.

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  • Winners Announced at IGNITE 2013 Awards

    26 Jun
    Winners Announced at IGNITE 2013 Awards

    AnaBio Technology Ltd wins Business of the Year Award, VConnecta Ltd wins Business Plan Award, Mohago Ltd wins Innovation Award at IGNITE’s 2013 Showcase. Eight businesses of the future were recognised today (Wednesday 26 June) at IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme’s Awards and Showcase held at a packed Aula Maxima, UCC.

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  • Launch Of the Ignite Programme

    12 Nov
    Launch Of the Ignite Programme

    Friday 12 Nov 2010 -IGNITE, a new Centre designed to give graduates professional help with business start-ups, was launched at University College Cork (UCC) today (November 12th 2010) by Mr Billy Kelleher TD, Minister for Trade & Commerce.

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  • An IGNITE "Ideas Generation & Wealth Creation" Workshop

    15 Nov
    An IGNITE

    An IGNITE "Ideas Generation & Wealth Creation" Workshop will be held on Wed, November 24th 2010 at 6pm

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  • Opportunity for Entrepreneurial Graduates at UCC IGNITE

    29 Nov
    Opportunity for Entrepreneurial Graduates at UCC IGNITE

    A new Centre designed to give graduates professional help with business start-ups, was launched at University College Cork (UCC) today (November 12th 2010) by Mr Billy Kelleher TD, Minister for Trade & Commerce.

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  • IGNITE's "Business Ideas & Wealth Creation" workshop

    15 Dec
    IGNITE's

    Pictured from left: Michael O'Connor, CORKBIC, Declan Fox, MAGELLAN PARTNERSRónán O'Dubhghaill, UCC, Miriam Collins, IGNITE UCC, Pat Lynch, COMPLIANCE & RISKS and Dick Lehane, Chairman IGNITE ADVISORY BOARD

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  • IGNITE Gets Underway

    02 Feb
    IGNITE Gets Underway

    Front Row: Left to Right; Aylmer Barrett, Will Martin, Sarah Jane O’Sullivan, Andrew Hobbs, Damian Drohan.

    Back Row: Left to Right; Mike McGrath, Mike Broderick, Peter Power, Miki Barlok, Niall O’Sullivan, Artemij Fedosejev.

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  • IGNITE start-up SUPPLY.IE awarded €50,000 attracts strategic investment

    09 Nov
    IGNITE start-up SUPPLY.IE awarded €50,000 attracts strategic investment

    Pictured at the announcement of the companies that have been awarded funding under Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund for software start-ups were Tom Cusack, Enterprise Ireland Manager, High Potential Start Ups (left) Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD (centre) and Mike McGrath of Supply.ie. (right)

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  • Supply.ie wins Best Company Award at IGNITE's first Awards Ceremony

    19 Dec
    Supply.ie wins Best Company Award at IGNITE's first Awards Ceremony

    Mike McGrath, founder of Supply.ie emerged as the principal winner at the inaugural awards ceremony of UCC’s IGNITE programme. As well as receiving the “Most Collegial” award as nominated by his peers on the Programme, Supply.ie won the Best Company award.

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  • INNOVATION WEEK – INNOV8

    09 Jan
    INNOVATION WEEK – INNOV8

    IGNITE & UCC’s Entrepreneurial & Social Society PRESENT INNOVATION WEEK – INNOV8 ALL WELCOME

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  • Enter the Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition

    21 Mar
    Enter the Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition

    CALLING ALL STUDENTS!! HAS YOUR BUSINESS PLAN GOT SPARK?

    Enter the Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition for a chance to WIN €10,000 !!!!!

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  • Applications now open for IGNITE programme 2012/2013

    01 May
    Applications now open for IGNITE programme 2012/2013

    Are you a graduate or are you about to graduate?

    Do you want to set up your own business?

    Need funding and support?

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  • An IGNITE "Business Ideas & Wealth Creation Workshop

    26 Apr
    An IGNITE

    Calling all budding entrepreneurs…

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  • Network Cork supports IGNITE programme to encourage young female entrepreneurs

    13 Sep
    Network Cork supports IGNITE programme to encourage young female entrepreneurs

    Ahead of the 2012 IGNITE participants being announced, Network Cork will provide free membership along with mentoring to any female participants of the programme.

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  • OPEN MINDS TO OPEN MARKETS - Rethinking the SME Market Place: New Opportunities in Europe

    01 Oct
    OPEN MINDS TO OPEN MARKETS - Rethinking the SME Market Place: New Opportunities in Europe

    Saturday 6th October 2012, 9:30am – 2pm Boole 1, University College Cork

    To encourage SME’s to look to Europe as a viable market place, Network Cork in association with the European Parliament is organizing a half day seminar in Boole 1 UCC on Saturday 6th October.

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  • UCC announces the appointment of Eamon Curtin

    10 Oct
    UCC announces the appointment of Eamon Curtin

    UCC announces the appointment of Eamon Curtin to lead the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme.

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