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At Rubicon, our aim is to help startups grow and provide spaces for entrepreneurs to learn, work and innovate

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At Rubicon, our aim is to help startups grow and provide spaces for entrepreneurs to learn, work and innovate

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Why Rubicon?

Based on the campus of one of Ireland’s largest third level institutions – Cork Institute of Technology; the Rubicon Start-up professional team provide access to a wide range of Start-up Supports for Entrepreneurs who want to start, grow and expand their business.

The Incubator is the centre of a thriving entrepreneurship eco-system in Ireland. Entrepreneurs are supported by experienced start-up professionals. Our location provides a community for entrepreneurs where access to funding, advice and market opportunities in a proactive environment.

Rubicon Stats

Our location provides a community for entrepreneurs where access to funding, advice and market opportunities in a proactive environment. We provide support when you need it; as you grow. Our experienced team have helped many businesses achieve their goals:

34
34Rubicon High Potential Start-Up Companies (HPSU)
896
896Jobs Created by Rubicon Companies
€1M
€1Min Competitive Start Funding Companies
€52.5M
€52.5MPublic & Private Investment Companies
€800K
€800KInnovation Vouchers Partnerships
16%
16%Rubicon Female led Companies
81%
81%Male led Companies
3%
3%Rubicon Companies led by both Male & Female entrepreneurs
48%
48%Rubicon Companies engagement with CIT
€1.7M
€1.7MLEO Financial Support Secured by Rubicon Companies
€12.3M
€12.3MHorizon 2020 Funding Secured by Rubicon Companies
73%
73%Survival rate of Rubicon companies

Business Supports

We recognise that entrepreneurs require support at every stage of development. The Rubicon delivers mentoring, training and funding. Entrepreneurs can avail of resources from technology gateways, and access to the knowledge of the Cork Institute of Technology. All supports are tailor made for entrepreneurs and delivered in a manner which suits entrepreneurs.

Office Space

Hot Desk

Virtual Office

Meeting Rooms

Product development resources

Mentoring

Fundraising

Market Access

Rubicon Angel Investor Group

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Programmes

New Frontiers Programme

How to start your
own business

The New Frontiers programme is the answer to how to start your own business for many early stage entrepreneurs. New Frontiers is the national entrepreneur development programme supported by Enterprise Ireland and delivered in Cork through the Rubicon Centre. It is the ultimate support to help you develop your idea into a successful start-up.

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Exxcel Programme

Female Entrepreneurship

'Exxcel’ is a part time programme dedicated to supporting female founders with STEM sector start up ideas. The programme is designed to help busy female professionals with a new business idea to get access to the necessary knowledge, mentoring and coaching to validate their idea. It is delivered over a six month period, one Saturday in class per month supported by one to one mentoring.

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New Frontiers Programme

New Frontiers Programme

Exxcel Programme

Exxcel Programme

Every Journey Has Highs & Lows

Entrepreneurship is a journey that is both exciting and challenging. Every business has a different story and experience. We provide support every step of the way especially when times are challenging. Since 2006 we have helped many businesses prosper and continue to do so.

“It’s hard to give less than 110% in that atmosphere”

The Rubicon is full of hard working, ambitious and exciting people. The atmosphere helps you to stay focussed and also share what challenges you are facing and working through. Help is never too far from reach and seeing others work so hard not only gives you the energy to do more; but also to enjoy every minute of your journey.

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