- 29 Sep 2017
Sign up now for our Start-Up Workshops - Autumn 2017. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 27 September 2017
- 20 Sep 2017
Our Start-Up Workshops, run as a collaboration between IGNITE and Blackstone Launchpad at University College Cork and supported by Bank of Ireland, are designed to help anyone with a good business idea to develop a robust business model.
- 13 Jul 2017
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
- 09 Jul 2017
ApisProtect buzzing with €100k to help save bees
Source: The Sunday Business Post, 9 July 2017
BY ELAINE O’REGAN
- 09 Jul 2017
Software company to raise bar with its hire hopes
Source: The Sunday Business Post, 9 July 2017
BY EMMET RYAN
- 05 Mar 2017
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.
- 04 Apr 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.
- 09 Jan 2017
Two IGNITE start-ups were announced among the three companies shortlisted for Cork Chamber Emerging Company of the Year 2017.
- 25 Jan 2017
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.
- 20 Oct 2016
Vconnecta Ltd was awarded the 2016 Smart Technology Innovation Award at IT@Cork European Tech Cluster Leaders Awards.
- 21 Apr 2016
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.
- 28 Jun 2016
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'.
- 13 Sep 2016
The IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme was recently named as Irish National European Enterprise Promotion Award Winner 2016.
- 03 Oct 2016
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.
- 01 Feb 2016
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.
- 29 Feb 2016
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.
- 12 Oct 2015
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.
- 25 Jun 2015
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.
- 01 May 2015
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.
- 06 May 2014
A capacity audience heard three inspiring start-up stories at the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme Open Information Evening on Tuesday 6th May.
- 26 Jan 2015
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.
- 13 Oct 2014
The IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme and UCC was well represented at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Awards in Cork and Waterford.
- 07 Oct 2014
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.
- 16 Jun 2014
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.
- 26 Jun 2014
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.
- 15 May 2014
Sarah Dineen became the youngest female entreprenuer to receive investment from RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den following successful pitch of UniWink.com business concept.
- 26 Mar 2014
Hear Raomal Perera talk about how he raised over €27 million to help build Network365 as a global company.
- 07 Feb 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.
- 12 May 2011
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.
- 12 Apr 2013
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.
IGNITE 2012 alumnus Portable Medical Technologies Ltd achieves CE approval for their ONCOassist mobile app.
- 18 Dec 2012
Portable Medial Technologies become the 1st Irish company and only the 3rd company worldwide to achieve CE approval for a mobile app.
- 05 Sep 2011
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.
- 07 Apr 2011
Applications are now being welcomed from graduates of any discipline, from any 3rd level institution for IGNITE 2011/2012.
- 07 Aug 2011
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.
- 07 Jun 2013
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.
- 26 Jun 2013
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.
- 15 Nov 2010
An IGNITE "Ideas Generation & Wealth Creation" Workshop will be held on Wed, November 24th 2010 at 6pm
- 29 Nov 2010
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.
- 15 Dec 2010
Pictured from left: Michael O'Connor, CORKBIC, Declan Fox, MAGELLAN PARTNERS, Rónán O'Dubhghaill, UCC, Miriam Collins, IGNITE UCC, Pat Lynch, COMPLIANCE & RISKS and Dick Lehane, Chairman IGNITE ADVISORY BOARD
- 09 Nov 2011
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)
- 19 Dec 2011
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.
- 01 May 2012
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- 26 Apr 2012
Calling all budding entrepreneurs…
- 13 Sep 2012
Ahead of the 2012 IGNITE participants being announced, Network Cork will provide free membership along with mentoring to any female participants of the programme.
- 01 Oct 2012
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.