Been asked to blog about this and get word out to (mostly) Cork based folks.
The Genesis Enterprise Programme based on the CIT Campus is recruiting for new participants this year. The programme is well-established and is a nice way to drive you from a very new and innocent business to a professional one.
So what’s it all about? Genesis is a 12-month, full time, rapid incubation programme that provides a comprehensive range of supports to innovative start-ups to help them establish their business successfully in a planned and focused environment.
Some alumni of Genesis: Abtran, Crest Solutions, Cully & Sully, Comnitel/IBM, Eolas International, Ferfics, Radisen Diagnostics.
And what they offer:
- Management Development Training in strategy, finance, marketing, sales etc
- An environment with other entrepreneurs at early stages of business development
- Business address and office facilities
- Experienced business mentor for each participant
- Opportunity to access the staff and facilities of the Programme Partners
- Access to CORD Funding, subject to Enterprise Ireland approval
- Information on other sources of funding