STUDENT INC. ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME
Student Inc. is UCC’s first and only full-time Student Accelerator Programme. Student Inc. 2020 will run from June 2nd until August 28th, 2020.
Student Inc. may be for you if:
- You have a business idea, are actively engaged in the development of a business idea or have already started trading
- You are enthusiastic and committed to developing a business
- You are self-motivated
- You are available to commit on a full-time basis to Student Inc.
Student Inc. offers a range of supports including the following:
- €4,000 Seed Fund
- Incubation Space
- Peer to Peer Networking Opportunities
Participants are chosen following a competitive selection process.
To apply please click on https://submit.link/zrVgk
Please note that the closing date for receipt of applications has been extended to Thursday, April 16th.
Student Inc. is also delivered by our partners in Cork Institute of Technology and in the Institute of Technology Tralee. Student Inc. is funded under the HEA’s Innovation and Transformation Fund.
In summer 2019 Blackstone LaunchPad had the privilege of hosting UCC’s first ever full-time student accelerator programme, Student Inc. Being able to offer a summer accelerator programme has helped bridge a gap in the student entrepreneurship arena in UCC, as students can now participate in a dedicated support programme to develop their business ideas without the need to source alternative employment during the summer months.
Student Inc. has taken 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.
During summer 2019, a total of ten projects participated in the first UCC Student Inc. programme. The participants emanated 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 funded by the Higher Education Authority, under the Innovation and Transformation Fund.
2019 Student Inc. Projects
'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!
Telephone: 021-4903976 Email: info@email@example.com