ACORNS: Early stage female entrepeneur programme

(ACORNS) Early stage female entrepreneurs pilot initiative

Early stage female entrepreneurs, living in rural Ireland, are  invited to apply for a fully funded place on a new pilot initiative,  ACORNS. The intention is to provide up to 48 entrepreneurs with the  knowledge, support and networking opportunities to meet and even exceed
their current aspirations.

ACORNS is dedicated to seeking out and  assisting up to 50 start-up female entrepreneurs living in rural areas  as defined by CEDRA - the Commission for the Economic Development of  Rural Areas. These are all areas of the country outside the  administrative city boundaries of Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and  Waterford.

As ACORNS is fully funded under the CEDRA 2015 Rural  Innovation and Development Fund through the Department of Agriculture,  Food and the Marine, there is no charge for successful participants.  Their costs at the residential elements of the programme are also
covered.

There is no restriction on the sector in which the new business is focused.

However, the selection process is competitive. If you are a suitable female  entrepreneur who might be interested in applying for the ACORNS  programme, you can access information and register your interest at Early stage female entrepreneurs, living in rural Ireland, are invited to apply for a fully funded place on a new pilot initiative,  ACORNS. The intention is to provide up to 48 entrepreneurs with the  knowledge, support and networking opportunities to meet and even exceed  their current aspirations.

ACORNS is dedicated to seeking out and  assisting up to 50 start-up female entrepreneurs living in rural areas  as defined by CEDRA - the Commission for the Economic Development of  Rural Areas. These are all areas of the country outside the  administrative city boundaries of Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and  Waterford.

As ACORNS is fully funded under the CEDRA 2015 Rural  Innovation and Development Fund through the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, there is no charge for successful participants. Their costs at the residential elements of the programme are also
covered.

There is no restriction on the sector in which the new business is focused.

However, the selection process is competitive. If you are a suitable female  entrepreneur who might be interested in applying for the ACORNS  programme, you can access information and register your interest at www.acorns.ie.

Application forms

Application forms will be sent to interested applicants immediately. The deadline  for receipt of completed applications is Friday 11 September 2015 and  the pilot programme will begin on the 30th September, at the ACORNS residential Development Forum in Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

The programme will run from September 2015 until March 2016. Selected  participants will be those who, on a competitive basis, best demonstrate their potential to advance their businesses and their commitment to  fully engage in the initiative. If you would like to find out more about the initiative or have any questions about ACORNS please feel free to
contact them at info@acorns.ie or phone the office at 01 8450770.

For more information about ACORNS have a look at their brochure: ACORNS Brochure


 

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