The LINC Recruiting for New Frontiers Programme
10th August 2015
The LINC, the hub of innovation located at ITB (Institute of Technology Blanchardstown) is welcoming applications for the The New Frontiers Programme, Ireland’s largest entrepreneur development programme.
With 108 New Frontiers participants already having taken part in the LINC over the part three years; 70% of participants receiving additional funding outside of Enterprise Ireland Phase Two funding; and 88 Irish jobs created through the LINC programme, the LINC are expecting even more great success stories to come from this round of applicants.
New Frontiers is Enterprise Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme. It has three phases designed to provide an integrated and comprehensive set of business development supports for participants.
Phase 1 lasts approximately two months and is part-time in nature – typically entailing two evening sessions per week. The programme facilitators will introduce the group to relevant start up strategies, challenge each participant’s business idea and encourage participants to prove some degree of market validation of their proposed product or service. Phase 1 participants then compete to secure a place on Phase 2.
Phase 2 includes funding support for each participant, subject to rigorous and frequent assessment of performance and progress. Phase 2 participants, who must be working full-time on their venture, engage in a series of interactive workshops addressing all aspects of the startup process.
Phase 3 is a period of flexible support, helping successful participants towards investment and expansion. Participants have access to hotdesk space within an incubation centre during Phase 3.