Sunday, 12 January 2014

Five top Irish incubators

Five top Irish incubators

There is a host of experienced entrepreneurs and organisations that have set up startup incubators to help nurture and support successful startups in Ireland. These incubators are helping produce companies that bring inward investment into Ireland and nurture entrepreneurs by providing mentoring and investment for their businesses to grow.

NDRC Launchpad
The National Digital Research Centre (NDRC), run by Gary Layden has worked with over 80 digital ventures to date. A twelve-week tailored programme offering €20,000, work space and mentoring service.

One of the largest start up accelerators in the world. Offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to win a programme that provides financing of €40,000; mentoring; dedicated workspace for up to nine months and favourable commercial terms with leading technology suppliers. Entrepreneurs will also join Wayra’s investor, partner and expert network in different parts of the world.

Startup BootcampPart of the European startupbootcamp programme, Irish and International startups receive mentorship and the opportunity to pitch to over 200 investors. Run by Eoghan Jennings ex- CEO of Xing.

Ryan Academy’s Propellor programmeThe four-month programme offers €30,000 in exchange for 7.5 per cent equity. The main emphasis is on startups that are centred on software, web 2.0 and informatics. Startups also receive mentorship, free office space for four months and a service package with marketing, sales, legal, IP and accounting with corporate partners.

New FrontiersIreland’s national entrepreneur development programme delivered by regional Institutes of technology. Run by Enterprise Ireland the programme looks to train in all elements of business and offers a scholarship of €15,000 to participate in the six month course.