New Frontiers

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

GMIT New Frontiers Group 2018

New Frontiers - Ireland’s national entrepreneur development programme will open for Phase 1 applications in Spring 2019. The Programme is delivered locally by GMIT Innovation Hubs (Galway & Mayo) and funded by Enterprise Ireland.

If you have an innovative idea and plan to establish your own company, or you are already at an early stage of development, the New Frontiers Programme can provide you with funding, help and support to develop your new business. Participants can remain in their own office, enterprise centre, start-up hub, work from home and/or avail of the GMIT Innovation Hubs.

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 space (optional) and other business incubation facilities.
  • Up to €15,000 tax free scholarship to cover full-time participation in Phase 2.
  • 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 GMIT iHubs and the supportive environment of the community of Entrepreneurs.
  • €10,000 1st Prize sponsored by KPMG.

Apply below.

To find out more about past participants and their companies, watch the videos on this page or check out "Meet Our New Businesses" below.

For information on the national New Frontiers programme, please visit www.newfrontiers.ie

New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme

GMIT New Frontiers 2017 Business Awards

GMIT New Frontiers 2016 Business Awards

GMIT New Frontiers 2015 Business Awards

GMIT NEW FRONTIERS 2014 BUSINESS AWARDS

GMIT New Frontiers 2013 Business Awards

GMIT New Frontiers 2012 Business Awards

What's Happening

Develop your idea with the GMIT New Frontiers Programme.  If you plan to establish your own company, or you are already at an early stage, this is the programme for you. 

Come along to a free lunch time talk in Galway iHub on Thursday 16th November at 12.30pm by Catherine Brennan, Business Consultant and Efficiency Specialist at Intelligent Business Consulting Ltd.

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