What ‘grants’ and other supports apply to my startup business? (Covid-19 update)
Entrepreneurship Grants and finance

What ‘grants’ and other supports apply to my startup business? (Covid-19 update)

If you have ever wondered what supports that you and your startup business could and should apply for, read on:

This blogpost and the accompanying presentation will categorise the supports depending on the stage of development of your startup company: pre-enterprise; early stage; and established startup

Organise GMIT New Frontiers One 2 Ones with Phase 1 Participants
Lean Canvas Management skills Personal Opinion

Organise GMIT New Frontiers One 2 Ones with Phase 1 Participants

As part of the New Frontiers Phase 1 programme in GMIT iHubs, Donncha will virtually meet participants for a One 2 One session to review their draft applications prior to final application on August 6th, 2020 New Frontiers Phase 2 Application – One 2 One As discussed at our workshop on Friday 19th June, there…

What Enterprise Ireland are looking for in a New Frontiers Phase 2 Application in 2021?
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What Enterprise Ireland are looking for in a New Frontiers Phase 2 Application in 2021?

Are you participating on one of the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers Phase 1 programmes being delivered by the Incubation Centres in the Institutes of Technology in Ireland? If yes, you may have started completing your Phase 2 application form (download pdf) As a trainer over the years on the programmes in WIT, IT Sligo &…

Crafting your Value Proposition : EI New Frontiers Blogpost
Marketing for Startups Personal Opinion

Crafting your Value Proposition : EI New Frontiers Blogpost

I was delighted to be selected as one of the first contributors to new Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers blog – the post addressed ‘how to craft your value proposition‘.   New Frontiers is Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme, delivered at a local level by Institutes of Technology and funded by Enterprise Ireland. I am delighted…

Drop the ‘Lean Startup’ buzzwords please. Promoters, show me the results!
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Drop the ‘Lean Startup’ buzzwords please. Promoters, show me the results!

I am proud to be an advocate of the Lean Startup movement. I have worked with lots of startups to firstly explain the principles and secondly to use the tools. Why – because when I read The Lean Startup, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development, particularly Running Lean and most recently The Lean Entrepreneur, the…