IGNITE Start-Up Incubation Programme

The biggest thing I found with IGNITE is coming in and being with likeminded people. I was also given the tools in the workshops that just made things easier.

Shannen O'Reilly, Co-founder of TrustDish

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We present every quarter on our progress to experienced entrepreneurs and the LEO - validating the work that we are doing is really empowering and inspires confidence in what we do.

Ailis Crowley, Founder of FASH Forward

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As part of IGNITE, people have the opportunity to achieve immense growth personally but also for their business.

Elvis Seporaitis, Co-founder of Volta Robotics

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Our flagship programme, 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. It includes essential workshops and seminars, entrepreneur guest speakers, mentoring with experienced entrepreneurs and business owners, funding and workspace offered on a flexible basis so you get the skills and knowledge, advice and guidance you need when you need it.

And we don’t take equity in your start-up.

We are not currently accepting applications, but please reach out to us at ignite@ucc.ie if you want to learn more about our programme and when our next intake will be.


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Western Gateway Building, University College Cork