Make 2017 The Year to Start Your Business

9 Dec 2016

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.

IGNITE, in collaboration with Bank of Ireland Workbench, will deliver a series of Start-Up Workshops designed to help you kick start your business in 2017.

Over 8 evening workshops we’ll work with you to build and refine your business idea into a robust business model.

Each week we’ll provide specific guidance on the steps you’ll take to develop your business model, provide an opportunity to present progress to experienced mentors and peers and work in small groups to address issues and overcome obstacles.

We’ll also have experienced entrepreneurs as guest speakers who’ll provide practical advice and guidance on important start-up topics such as networking, raising finance, building a team and more.

While the overall approach will be learning through fun, social networking and enjoyment, it is expected that all participants are committed to work on their start-up idea between workshops.

All participants will pitch their idea to an expert panel on the final evening when participants will be provided with specific recommendations on the next steps to develop their business.

Participants who meet the criteria may be offered a place on the next IGNITE programme starting in Spring 2017.

Who should apply?

We are looking for people with passion, currently working on scalable Start-up idea and with the ambition to work full-time on developing the idea into a business in 2017.

This workshop is restricted to just 16 start-ups. Where there are two or more partners involved in the start-up, all partners are welcome to participate.


Start Date:17 January 2017

Duration: 8 weeks

Times: Tuesdays from 18.00-21.30

Application deadline: Monday 19 December

To Apply

Click HERE to start your application online now.

For more information please contact


Clár Gnó Iarchéime IGNITE

Western Gateway Building, University College Cork