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Group of aspiring entrepreneurs commence New Frontiers course in GMIT

Enterprise Ireland-funded programme supports next generation Agri, ICT and Lifesciences start-ups

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

A group of people with innovative start-up ideas have commenced the New Frontiers (Phase II) Entrepreneurship Programme delivered by GMIT at its Innovation Hubs in Galway and Mayo.

Tony O’Kelly, GMIT New Frontiers Manager, says: “These start-ups evolved from 109 applicants at the start of the 2019 programme. We believe there is massive potential for success in these new ventures and we have high expectations these new companies will play an important role in the future economic development of our region.”

Barry Egan, Enterprise Ireland Director West, says: “The New Frontiers Programme delivered by GMIT in Castlebar and in Galway is a valuable part of Enterprise Ireland’s supports for ambitious start-ups in the west of Ireland. The new group of entrepreneurs starting their six months incubation programme are an exciting mix of ventures across a range of sectors including Agri, ICT, Lifesciences. We look forward with interest to seeing these early stage entrepreneurs turn their ideas into sustainable companies that will trade and prosper internationally from the west.”

For further information on the programme and the GMIT Innovation Hubs, see:  www.gmit.ie/newfrontiers and www.newfrontiers.ie

Issued by Regina Daly
GMIT Communications Officer
GMIT, Dublin Road, Galway
Tel. 091 742826 / 087-9618355 (m) regina.daly@gmit.ie  www.gmit.ie/news

L-R Paula Carroll, Enterprise Ireland, Margaret Charleton, Enterprise Ireland, George McCourt, GMIT, John Gannon, Raymond Heneghan, Derval Dunford, Sean Hehir, Catriona Watters-Crehan, Mark Toner, Martin Flynn, Ken Kinneen, Ernestine Duffy, Tony Geraghty, Patrick Mulvihill, all course participants from Galway and Mayo, Tony O’Kelly, New Frontiers Manager, and Patricia Carrick, GMIT.

L-R Paula Carroll, Enterprise Ireland, Margaret Charleton, Enterprise Ireland, George McCourt, GMIT, John Gannon, Raymond Heneghan, Derval Dunford, Sean Hehir, Catriona Watters-Crehan, Mark Toner, Martin Flynn, Ken Kinneen, Ernestine Duffy, Tony Geraghty, Patrick Mulvihill, all course participants from Galway and Mayo, Tony O’Kelly, New Frontiers Manager, and Patricia Carrick, GMIT.

L-R Paula Carroll, Enterprise Ireland, Margaret Charleton, Enterprise Ireland, George McCourt, GMIT, John Gannon, Raymond Heneghan, Derval Dunford, Sean Hehir, Catriona Watters-Crehan, Mark Toner, Martin Flynn, Ken Kinneen, Ernestine Duffy, Tony Geraghty, Patrick Mulvihill, all course participants from Galway and Mayo, Tony O’Kelly, New Frontiers Manager, and Patricia Carrick, GMIT.