Entrepreneurs and investors alike are attracted to the Rubicon because of its offerings of supports using a combination of CIT Research and Development, Training Programmes and on-site development work carried out by the Rubicon Team. The Centre offers a modern and dynamic working environment, where new start-up companies can find their feet as they launch into the business world. With the added advantage of being located on campus within one of Ireland’s top third level institutes, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to avail of onsite research and academic expertise from top class graduates in all disciplines.
In addition it has leveraged an external talent pool of persons who have prior experience of start-up companies based both in the South West and Nationally.
The Rubicon provides the following supports and opportunities for client companies:
- Ready to Go Own Door Offices with access to dedicated broadband
- Direct Dial Phones
- Heat and light
- Reception Services
- Shared Office Equipment (photocopier, fax machine)
- Café and Break-out areas
- Shared Meeting and Seminar Rooms with AV facilities
- Access to Campus Facilities & Resource Library
- Free Car Parking
- 24-hour building access
Business Development Services
- Educational Seminars
- Marketing Assistance
- Mentor & Specialist Sector Support
- Pre & Post Incubation Assistance
- Network Opportunities both internal & external
- Financial Advice
How can entrepreneurs apply to use the centre? Following an initial interview, entrepreneurs complete an Expression of Interest form which is evaluated by an Evaluation Committee. Entrepreneurs are requested to demonstrate their business model, and milestones they would hope to achieve during their time at the Rubicon Centre.