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We can help you whatever stage you are at.

IGNITE is a comprehensive start-up incubation programme for founders working full-time on their start-up. The programme is open to recent graduates in any discipline from any 3rd level institution in Ireland. 

Applications for the IGNITE programme commencing in July 2023 are now OPEN. APPLY ONLINE HERE.

We recently held a "Discover how IGNITE can help you start your business" webinar, we spoke about the programme supports, the application process and heard from two past participants, you can watch the replay HERE.

START-UP LAB is a short evening programme for aspiring founders who want to explore a start-up idea. The programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students and recent graduates in any discipline. 

Applications for the next Start-Up Lab are now CLOSED. The next opportunity to join Start-Up Lab is Autumn 2023. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST for further details. 

IDEAS FOR IMPACT is a one day event for anyone seeking a new start-up idea. In just 12 hours, you will identify new ideas for start-ups, work with a multidisciplinary team to define and develop your ideas, hear from experienced mentors and advisors, and prepare and pitch your new start-up idea to an external panel.

The Spring 2023 IDEAS FOR IMPACT is "INNOVATING HEALTHCARE" and it was all about finding innovative ways to overcome challenges faced by healthcare providers.

The next IDEAS FOR IMPACT will commence Autumn 2023. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST for further details.

START-UP ADVICE CLINICS are short one to one meetings to answer your start-up questions. 

COMMUNITY - Join UCC’s aspiring entrepreneur & innovator community, get exclusive access to networks of like-minded students, supports to help you build your side hustle, inspiring guest speakers events and lots more to help our future innovators, entrepreneurs and start-up founders.  

Register your interest for further details.


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