Accelerating Entrepreneurship in the Region

Stakeholders from across the South East region gathered in ArcLabs Research and Innovation Centre, Waterford Institute of Technology’s incubator space, on June 6th to discuss recruitment for the NDRC at ArcLabs accelerator programme in the lead in to the deadline of June 26th for applications.

NDRC at Arclabs

Aisling O’Neill, ArcLabs Manager, commented: “We are so excited to meet all the ambitious entrepreneurs who are ready to drive their businesses to the next level on the NDRC at ArcLabs accelerator programme. It is fantastic for the South East to have the NDRC accelerator here with programmes like this instrumental to driving the entrepreneurial pipeline for the region and ensuring we have a strong ecosystem of innovative companies here”.

This is the second year of the programme and the NDRC at ArcLabs is seeking early-stage digital technology businesses who are motivated to accelerate their businesses to the next level. This is a very competitive programme and companies who are awarded a place on the programme receive the following:

  • Investment of €75,000, €50,000 of which is cash
  • Three months working alongside startups, innovators and investors
  • Expert mentorship from industry experts
  • Weekly workshops and networking
  • The opportunity to build your connections with the investment community

There will be an Open Night held in ArcLabs Research and Innovation Centre on WIT’s West Campus on the evening of June 19th where you will hear from past participants of the programme and one of the investors! Register here for your free place: https://www.ndrc.ie/news-events/event/ndrc-at-arclabs-open-night

If you cannot attend the Open Night but wish to learn more, you can book a meeting with the venture leads during their ‘Office Hours’ which are being held all over the region. To learn more, book Office Hours slots and apply for the NDRC at ArcLabs accelerator, check out the website: https://www.ndrc.ie/looking-for-investment/what-we-offer-startups/regional-accelerators-waterford-arclabs

The investors and supporters of NDRC at ArcLabs, in addition to Enterprise Ireland, include Suir Valley Ventures, Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund, Bord Gáis Energy in partnership with Centrica Innovations, South East BIC, and Local Authorities of Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford, Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Centres.

 

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