We are now accepting applications from recent graduates interested in starting a business with IGNITE, the programme commences Sep 2021.
Closing date for applications is Friday 20 August at 23.00.
The application requires:
- your contact details, address and mobile number, and 3rd level qualifications
- short written description of the product idea, the market opportunity and your business goals (150 words or less for each)
- a 60 sec video to tell us how you'll benefit from your participation on IGNITE (upload a video file)
- your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- the details of at least one person who is familiar with your work
- and tell us where you heard about IGNITE
If you have any questions, please email the Programme Manager: email@example.com
Who can apply?
IGNITE is open to recent graduates with an Ordinary Bachelor Degree, Honours Bachelor Degree, Masters Degree, Doctoral Degree, Higher Diploma or Post-Doctoral Diploma (NFQ Level 7, 8, 9 or 10 qualification) in any discipline from any 3rd level institution.
What is meant by ‘recent graduate’?
It is expected that most applicants will graduate in the year in which they begin the programme. In certain cases, applicants may have graduated in the immediately previous years and either a) continued in postdoctoral research, b) started developing the business on a full-time or part-time basis or c) engaged in relevant work experience.
What commitment is expected?
In order to maximise the benefit from the programme, participants must work full time on their business for the duration of the programme. Participants will present at least three progress updates to an external review panel over the course of the programme. It is strongly recommended that participants base themselves in the IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Centre offices in the Western Gateway Building, University College Cork.
How long is the programme?
The programme duration is 12months.
Do I get desk space?
Yes, for the duration of the programme, you will have access to a shared office space with other IGNITE particpants. Current supports are available online.
If you would like to find out more about the IGNITE programme and how we can help you launch your start-up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a one to one meeting. Please include a broad outline of your business idea with your email.