A group of high potential entrepreneurs with innovative start-up ideas have entered the New Frontiers entrepreneurship programme at GMIT.
The New Frontiers Programme is delivered through GMIT’s Innovation hubs in Galway and Castlebar as part of Enterprise Ireland’s supports for ambitious entrepreneurs and their start-ups in the west of Ireland.
Tony O’Kelly, GMIT New Frontiers Manager, says “We believe there is massive potential for success in these new ventures and we have high expectations these new companies will play an important role in the future economic development of our region.”
The programme provides a six month incubation period for start-ups with support such as mentoring from experienced business advisers, office space, a tax-free scholarship of up to €15,000 for Phase 2, and networking opportunities with other businesses and investors.
Barry Egan, Enterprise Ireland Director West said that the new an exciting mix of ventures across a range of sectors including Agri, ICT, Lifesciences.
“We look forward with interest to seeing these early stage entrepreneurs turn their ideas into sustainable companies that will trade and prosper internationally from the west.”
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