NDRC Female Founders Accelerator Programme

March 12, 2016 - Events & Competitions
NDRC Female Founders Accelerator Programme

Ireland’s No.1 Accelerator Programme Application is open for NDRC Female Founders!


We know that startups do better with female founders, and NDRC agrees. They are investing 55,000 in ambitious female entrepreneurs. The NDRC Female Founders is a partnership between Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund and NDRC.


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Applications are open from Tuesday 1st March 2016 and close on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 at 3pm.


Who can apply?

  • Technology start-ups who are engaged in manufacturing or internationally traded services
  • Existing or potential clients of Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start-Up Department
  • Female-led start-up companies that are less than 5 years old or a female entrepreneur who, prior to Enterprise Ireland’s Investment, will have registered a company in Ireland



What does the accelerator programme include?

  • 3 months of an accelerator programme focused on validating the entrepreneurs idea, crafting a scalable business model and connecting with a network of entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and investors
  • 3 months of intensive one-to-one mentoring culminating in an Investor Day in December 2016
  • 6 months of office space for the team
  • The programme starts on Tuesday, 7th June 2016 and will run until December 2016


Why apply?

  • Business Model Validation Workshops: Learn from serial entrepreneurs about key practical topics including customer development, competitive landscape, understanding the market opportunity, design and user experience, growth and scaling strategies, funding and company building.
  • Coaching: Hands on help daily from our experienced venture leaders along with weekly networking with experienced entrepreneurs, facilitated by our proprietary mentoring technology platform.
  • Mentoring: One to one mentoring.
  • Network Expansion: The opportunity to build relationships with fellow participants, NDRC portfolio companies, Enterprise Ireland alumni companies, and seasoned industry experts.
  • Leadership Development: Founders leave the accelerator with entrepreneurial leadership skills to drive future success including strategic thinking, resilient leadership, self-management and work/life balance tools.
  • Investor Readiness: Being an NDRC start-up company will validate the business and assist with introductions to follow on investment opportunities. Founders graduate with a 5-minute pitch that has been refines based on expert feedback along with a Pitch Deck to use with potential investors, customers or partners. Invitation to present at the NDRC Investor Day in December 2016.
  • Roadmap: Founders develop a roadmap of the high priority next steps that they should take in the 6 months following the accelerator.


Apply now and register to join them for their Open Night.


Learn more about it by clicking here!




Anne Ravanona is the Founder and CEO of Global Invest Her – Catalysts for getting Women Entrepreneurs Funded faster and building Gender-Inclusive Workplaces. A TEDx Speaker, Anne regularly speaks at global conferences on the topics of Funding for Women Entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship and leadership. A Huffington Post contributor, Astia Advisor, she is passionate about funding and inspiring women entrepreneurs. Follow her on Twitter @anneravanona @GlobalInvestHer