PINC is an intensive programme for female entrepreneurs, who have a business idea and want to bring it to the next level. Based in CIT’s Rubicon Centre, already home to several entrepreneurs, the unique environment allow participants the opportunity to focus on their business venture in a structured group environment, gaining invaluable knowledge on all aspects of business.
This FREE programme runs two days a week, for 8 weeks, under the guidance of an experienced Programme Manager. Over the 8 week period, participants are provided with the tools they need to grow and develop their business including; idea evaluation, business planning, market research, business funding, financial planning and business development. On a practical level, established female entrepreneurs and other people from the business community are invited to present their own stories to the group and in addition, each participant will be assigned their own mentor.
There are also networking opportunities both within the Rubicon Centre and externally and participants have full access to the Centres office facilities for the duration of the programme.
The idea behind PINC came from Carole O’Leary, who works in the Industry Liaison Office in CIT. While researching new programmes she discovered that there was funding available to run a specific programme for female entrepreneurs and following discussions with Paul Healy, Rubicon Centre Manager, the PINC progamme was born.
The PINC programme is currently recruiting and the next 8 week programme commences on 5th March 2013.
Applications must be made online and all applications must be received no later than 5pm on February 22 2013.