New Frontiers

Entrepreneur development programme with free office space, €15K funding, mentoring, introductions to investors, and more

New Frontiers participants at GMIT

A national programme called 'New Frontiers' to develop entrepreneurs will commence in Spring 2016.  Funded by Enterprise Ireland, the programme will be delivered locally by GMIT in the Innovation Hubs, Galway and Mayo.

If you believe that you are capable of building a new company, creating employment and generating revenue in your locality, act now and apply for a place on Ireland's largest entrepreneur development programme!

What does New Frontiers provide to Entrepreneurs?
Training in all areas of business including financial management, market research & validation, business process, patenting, product development, sales training.

  • Mentoring from experienced business advisers and practitioners.
  • Office and other business incubation facilities.
  • €15,000 scholarship to cover full-time participation in phase two.
  • Networking with other entrepreneurs and business development agencies.
  • Introductions to seed and early stage capital investment networks.
  • Access to entrepreneurship best practice, both national and international.
  • Peer-group learning from participants in the region and across the country.
  • Access to the expertise in Enterprise Ireland through their market information centre.
  • Expertise from the Innovation in Business Centre and the supportive  environment of the community of Entrepreneurs.
  • €14,000 award fund for best emerging business. (Sponsors: KPMG €10k & AIB €4k)



New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme

GMIT New Frontiers 2015 Business Awards


GMIT New Frontiers 2013 Business Awards

GMIT New Frontiers 2012 Business Awards

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Tara Markey, first year Biology and Bio-Pharmaceutical Science student from Ballyglunin, Tuam, Co Galway and Ian Haverty, first year Bachelor of Business (Honours) student, from Athenry, Co Galway

A new report published by the GMIT Careers Office shows that 94% of GMIT graduates are either in employment or further education, eight months after graduation: 55% of GMIT graduates are in paid employment and 39% are in further education.

L to R: GMIT Student of the Year winners Emer Cosgrove from Tuam and Oluwaseun Oladimeji, originally from Nigeria, now living in Claregalway with Rachel McCarthy (right), Ita Kelly (centre), both GMIT lecturers, and Irene Collins, EIQA MD

Two GMIT students, Emer Cosgrove from Tuam and Oluwaseun Oladimeji from Claregalway have won top accolades at this year’s National Q Mark Awards.