DCU Ryan Academy makes final call for Propeller applications

Pictured: Luke Middlewick and Simon Dempsey, LikeWhere, participants in Propeller 2013 at DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurs

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27 March 2014 | 0

The deadline for entries to DCU Ryan Academy’s Propeller start-up accelerator is approaching. Applications are sought from start-ups for the five-month programme until 28 March 2014.

Successful applicants will receive €30,000 towards business operating costs, complemented by a €15,000 package, including working space in The Liffey Trust Centre, access to the DCU Ryan Academy’s extensive pool of investors and experienced mentors, and a series of workshops.

“At DCU Ryan Academy, we manage our own portfolio of high-calibre, blue-chip mentors and angel investors, developing an ecosystem which enables these experienced investors and successful entrepreneurs to invest their money, expertise and networks in helping really smart start-up teams accelerate their development,” said Drew O’Sullivan, director of Propeller. “Since its establishment in 2010, companies accelerated by Propeller have leveraged €5.7 million in private funding following the initial Ryan Academy funding of €1 million. Propeller is evidence of the really good things that can be done for start-ups with smart private money.”

For more information visit www.ryanacademy.ie/accelerators/propeller-venture-accelerator.

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