DCU calls on Ireland’s most promising female entrepreneurs

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Programme to accelerate female-led start-ups

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6 December 2017 | 0

Applications have opened for Dublin City University’s prestigious Female High Fliers accelerator. Run by the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurs, the 13-week programme supports Ireland’s most promising female-led start-ups.

The tailored programme is supported by Enterprise Ireland and attracts on average 130 high calibre female entrepreneurs every year who are looking to develop leadership skills, fast track their business and ultimately achieve scale.

This year, 10 participants will gain access to a peer start-up founder network and to the DCU Ryan Academy network of experienced entrepreneurs and investors. They will take part in weekly practical workshops, cuminating in a pitching competition.

Niamh Collins, programme director and DCU Ryan Academy COO, said: “Having designed and delivered this programme for the past four years, we understand the specific challenges facing female-led startups in Ireland today and recognise the frequently under-supported opportunity they present. We have a proven track record in supporting these businesses achieve their objectives and deliver tangible results.

“Furthermore, we have managed to create an alumni network so that each participant will have an opportunity to create powerful and long lasting relationships with like-minded people, with whom they can share valuable lessons along their start-up journey.”

Applications are open to female founders or co-founders of Irish start-ups less than five years old. Closing date for entries is 23 January 2018.

For further information visit http://ryanacademy.ie/portfolio/female-high-fliers/

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