SECAD WREN Female Entrepreneurship Programme


We are no longer taking applications for CUMAS, but if  you are still  interested in our Female Entrepreneurship programme  (excluding EXXCEL FEMALE  STEM Entrepreneurship) you may apply for the WREN (Women Rural Enterprise Network) Programme run in partnership with SECAD,Rubicon and CIT HINCKS Centre 

Starts October 2017

Contact :   SECAD  at  or by phone 021-4613432

Female Entrepreneurship Programme WREN

(Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network)

SECAD working in partnership with Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Rubicon and Hincks  Centres  and  Ballyhoura Development, will deliver the WREN programme in the Cork and Limerick areas starting in October 2017.

This Programme will help & support Female Entrepreneurs who want to start, or have started their Entrepreneurial Journey in the last two years.

Run on a Part time basis, it is designed to suit existing work and family commitments. SECAD are currently recruiting on behalf of the partnership for this accredited training programme for the Cork City & County area.  Ballyhoura Development will recruit for the Limerick region

Entrepreneurs will engage in a Development Journey allowing them to start, or develop their business opportunities further through:

  • Personal Development
  • Practical Business Skills Training delivered by Start-up Professionals
  • One to One and Group Mentoring from Experienced Start-up Professionals
  • Female “role model” sharing of experience and support, Learning from those who have taken the Entrepreneurship Journey
  • Networking  & Learning events
  • On line learning supports
  • Opportunity to Access the Development Resources of the Cork & Limerick Region

Want to hear more?

An information morning will be held on Thursday 14th of September in the Radisson Hotel Little Island from 930 am to 11 am.  Both SECAD and CIT Rubicon and Hincks staff will provide a detailed programme description and will be on hand to explore your ideas in more detail should you wish to do so.

When October 2017 – May 2018 (Prior to Jan 2018- Module delivery 10.00 to 13.00. Otherwise 10.00 to 15.00) on a One Day per week basis
SECAD , Midleton and the Rubicon Centre, CIT
Who should apply?
Any females who have a concrete business idea or already in the early stages of business development
How do I apply? Attend the information morning 9:30 – 11am on Thursday 14th of Sept in the Radisson Hotel, Little Island, Cork which will provide you with a detailed description of the project. While there, you can fill in our basic application form to apply for the programme

If you are  unable to attend  an application from can be obtained from or SECAD Partnership, Midleton Community Enterprise Centre, Owennacurra Business Park, Knockgriffin, Midleton, Co. Cork    Tel: 021 4613432


The project is co-funded by the Irish Government and European Social Fund as part of the ESP Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014 -2020 to promote entrepreneu


EU Structural Funds
Enterprise Ireland

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