ACORNS call for rural entrepreneurs

6th September 2017

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Fledgling female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland are being offered an opportunity to grow their business.

ACORNS, now in its third year, is looking for 56 early stage female entrepreneurs to participate in the six-month part-time development programme.

More than 100 female entrepreneurs have taken part in the Government-supported initiative to date. 

Central to ACORN’s success are its volunteer Lead Entrepreneurs, one of whom is Alison Ritchie of Polar Ice, winner of the WMB Female Entrepreneur Award 2016.

A recent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report for Ireland found that 2016 saw the highest rate of start-ups by women since the research began in 2001.

To register your interest visit the Acorns website here. Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 22nd September. 

Pictured is one of ACORN’s Lead Entrepreneurs Alison Ritchie, of Polar Ice.