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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. 

The next opportunity to join IGNITE is April 2023. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST for further details.

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 OPEN. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST for further details. Applications deadline 1 Feb at 23.00.

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 Autumn 2022 IDEAS FOR IMPACT is "MAKING LIVES BETTER" and it was all about finding innovative ways to MAKING LIVES BETTER in Lesotho and Malawi with a specific focus on three Sustainable Development Goals: Zero Hunger, Good Health and Wellbeing and Quality Education.

The next IDEAS FOR IMPACT is Spring 2023. Register your interest for further details.

START-UP 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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