Tick Tock! Submit your AIB Start-Up Academy application before Friday’s deadline
The closing date for applications to the AIB Start-Up Academy is THIS FRIDAY, so if you’re planning on entering you better do it now!
AIB is “Backing Brave” and few people in business are braver than those who start and grow a business from the ground up. The AIB Start-Up Academy competition will recognise the best Irish start-ups and provide them with support to help boost their business.
So how does it work? Well, AIB will choose ten finalists from the entries received after the closing date on Friday and those lucky start-ups will then embark on an 8-week training programme that will see them getting all the tips and help they need to really make their start-up stand out from the crowd.
The closing date for entries is midnight, Friday 24 October 2014 - and we can't stress that enough! The 8-week training module will begin on the 26th of January 2015 in Dublin City Centre.
One winner from the 10 finalists will then be selected by the judging panel of industry experts at the end of the training to be awarded the ultimate start-up package.
The overall prize that will be awarded to the winner will consist of:
- €90,000 advertising spend across JOE.ie & Her.ie
- €50,000 print and online advertising spend with The Irish Times
- Profiling on JOE.ie & Her.ie for 12 months
- Mentoring from an AIB Sector Specialist and finance meetings with AIB SME Specialist
- Digital & Social mentoring with AIB Head of Digital & Innovation
- Brand mentoring with AIB Brand Director
- Media workshop from The Irish Times’ Editorial team
- Office space in The Irish Times building for a year
- Mentorship from successful entrepreneur Niall McGarry, owner of Maximum Media (creator of JOE.ie/Her.ie)
- One-to-one coaching programme
- Full day PR crash course
- One Day Digital & Social Training programme
To be eligible to enter, you must be over the age of 18, resident in the Republic of Ireland and have a business with revenue (not profit) of less than €400,000 per annum that has been in operation for less than 36 months.
For more head over to the AIB Ireland website, here.