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Free start-up bootcamps for Midlands entrepreneurs

Thursday, 5th October, 2017 3:52pm

Free start-up bootcamps for Midlands entrepreneurs

AIB Start-up Academy Ideation Bootcamp takes place in Athlone on October 18

Entrepreneurs in the Midlands are encouraged to sign up for a free AIB Start-up Academy Ideation Bootcamp, which will take place at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, on Wednesday, October 18.

The Ideation Bootcamps are designed for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to take their business idea and turn it into a reality. Run in association with The Entrepreneurs Academy, the bootcamp sessions will provide participants with both knowledge and practical tools to help them transform their businesses.

Eight of these AIB Start-up Academy Ideation Bootcamps will take place this year at locations across the country. These one-day workshops are open to all, not only those who are AIB customers, who are considering starting their own business, regardless of background, industry, or experience.

Led by an experienced team of Entrepreneurs Academy mentors, attendees will receive a comprehensive grounding in the practical processes around starting a business, giving them the confidence and belief to bring their business idea to market.

Specialised break-out sessions will allow these prospective start-ups to delve further into crucial business topics, such as; Planning, Marketing, Sales, Research and Social Media.

Throughout the day, participants are encouraged to network with one another, build relationships and share their learnings and observations.

The AIB Start-up Academy Ideation Bootcamps are just one element of AIB’s Start-up Academy programme, which aims to back start-ups on all stages of their journey, providing business support as well as learning and networking opportunities. In addition to the ideation bootcamps, AIB and The Entrepreneurs Academy held over 90 free bootcamp events throughout the country in 2017, covering topics such as Finance, Sales and Planning.   

Gerard Corcoran, Head of AIB Meath, Westmeath and Longford said: “The Ideation Bootcamp has been specifically designed to help people looking to validate their business idea or bring a product or service to market. The team at Entrepreneurs Academy have a wealth of experience and I would encourage all entrepreneurs in the region to avail of this fantastic opportunity.”

Noel Davidson, Lead Trainer, The Entrepreneurs Academy, said: “The Ideation Bootcamps have been developed with the needs of the entrepreneur in mind. Our goal is to give practical and actionable advice as well as a platform for attendees to share ideas and learn from other like-minded entrepreneurs. If you have an exciting business idea that you’d like to get off the ground or would like to redevelop an existing idea, we’d be delighted to see you!”  

To sign up, follow the following link:


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