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What is the ‘Exxcel programme’?
‘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. Areas covered include Business planning and strategy, Market research, Digital marketing and Sales, Finance, Scaling and funding. On successful completion participants will have developed an investor ready business plan. The programme is part funded by Enterprise Ireland.
Breffni Allen of Habitus shares her journey on the Exxcel programme here:
How to Apply?
The programme begins in November each year but we accept applications and expressions of interest all year around.
Who should Apply?
Female entrepreneurs who have a new business idea in the science, technology, engineering and maths sectors with ambitions to grow a successful business, with strong export sales and growth potential.
Apply here Expression of Interest
Expression of Interest Application Form
What happens next?
Once an application is received we will send an acknowledgement email and will notify you when the next stage of the process is.
Prior to the new programme commencing all applicants are contacted to determine if they are still interested in the programme. Applicants are invited to attend for interview in the Rubicon centre to discuss their business idea in more detail. A decision is made to award places on the programme based on the application form and interviews and over all suitability for the ‘Exxcel programme’.