STUDENT INC. ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME
This summer we have had the privilege of hosting UCC’s first ever full-time student accelerator programme, Student Inc. Cork Institute of Technology, who pioneered the Student Inc. initiative, invited University College Cork and Institute of Technology Tralee to partner with them in rolling the programme out. Having a summer accelerator programme has helped bridge a gap in the student entrepreneurship arena in UCC, as students now have the option of applying to participate in a dedicated support programme to develop their business idea without the need to source alternative employment.
Student Inc. takes student entrepreneurship from the classroom and transfers it to an applied setting where the promoters can work full-time on teasing out the commercial merits of their respective ideas. Each student entrepreneur receives €4,000 in seed funding, office space, training and mentoring over the three summer months.
This summer there is a total of ten projects participating in the programme with students emanating from a broad range of disciplines including Accounting, Architecture, Arts, Biochemistry, Business Information Systems, Computer Science, Criminology, Economics (through Transformational Learning), Film & Screen Media Studies, Government and Social Science.
Student Inc. is being funded by the Higher Education Authority, under their Innovation and Transformation Fund.
Some of the projects that we are Currently transforming
'There is only so much we could learn from Google. We feel the programme has equipped us well with all the skills and knowledge necessary to get our business off the ground.'
If you have a business idea and would like to be part of the 2020 Student Inc. programme, make contact with us!
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