Going for Growth - Women's Entrepreneurship Programme

A call is now being issued to ambitious women entrepreneurs who would like to be considered for participation in the 8th Cycle of the Going for Growth initiative. Interested entrepreneurs should register on the website www.goingforgrowth.com and an application form will be sent out immediately. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday the 25th of November 2015.

From those that apply, 60 suitable entrepreneurs will be selected for participation in the new cycle. The Going for Growth initiative is supported by Enterprise Ireland and KPMG.

As the Lead Entrepreneurs are giving their time to the initiative on a completely voluntary basis, there is no charge to suitable entrepreneurs
for participation in the round tables. They just have to cover their own expenses.  The emphasis will be on small numbers of committed participants who have a clear aspiration for growth, who value this opportunity, and who will commit to attending all the regular meetings.

Is Going for Growth for you?

Applications will be considered from entrepreneurs across all sectors who are located in the Republic of Ireland. Whatever the size of the
business at present, the application will be considered if a strong growth ambition can be demonstrated.  The selection is competitive, but the application process is not over complicated.

To be considered suitable for participation, the entrepreneur should already be the owner manager of a business of which she is a major shareholder and key influencer. Suitable applicants need to demonstrate significant aspiration for growth and should be working full time on the business. It is expected that the business will have been trading for at least two years. Only in exceptional cases will a business at an earlier stage be considered. Applications from those who have been trading for a shorter period must demonstrate that the product/service is highly innovative in nature, has a longer development cycle than the norm and has exceptional growth potential. All applicants must indicate the manner in which they expect to benefit from the support offered by

Going for Growth

The programme, which involves a time commitment of about three hours a month between February and June 2016, is free of charge to suitable applicants. Those selected to participate in Going for Growth are expected to attend all monthly meetings, and a full day National
Launch Forum on Thursday 21st January 2016.

For more information download the Programme Brochure.