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Only days left to the closing of applications for Propeller

October 17, 2011 Leave a comment

On the 2nd November at 5pm the online applications will be frozen and no more applicants will be accepted or can be updated (apply before the deadline so you have plenty of time to answer the questions). In the online application form there is a list of questions about you, your team and your disruptive, innovative idea giving you the chance to describe your idea to us.

Over 80 companies from all over the world including Iran, Israel, China, India, USA and a host of European countries have applied to this accelerator which is ranked 7th in Europe.

We are busy recruiting top class Serial Entrepreneurs to help you build your product/service and business, to accelerate you as they mentor, guide and open doors which would normally take years to achieve. (Click here to see some of these great mentors)

After the chosen companies are accepted they will then enter the Propeller Offices here in Citywest where they will remain until demo day on the 6th of April where they will have the opportunity to pitch to investors from not only Ireland but also Europe and America.

We would encourage potential applicants to apply NOW by sending an email to info@ryanacademy.dcu.ie stating that you would like to apply.  This is your chance to take your idea and make it into a reality! Time is running out!

Free Professional Help to Develop Your Business

October 12, 2011 Leave a comment

The DCU Ryan Academy is looking for companies that would like to host a business development team to carry out an assignment, free of charge, over a period of 40 days commencing in February 2012.  We have over 100 experienced managers and professionals who are studying business innovation.  As part of their course, each will carry out a project in one of a wide range of business development topics including product and/or service innovation, business process reviews including reviews of sales and marketing processes, reviews of the companies’ business models and some will help host companies to become systematically more innovative.

Companies interested in participating should contact Aifric O’Malley (01) 700 6786 before 31st October 2011.  We will follow up with a meeting to discuss what you would like to get done and make every effort to try to match your requirements with the skills of our course participants.

The DCU Ryan Academy is a joint venture between Dublin City University and the family of the late Tony Ryan, founder of Ryanair.  Our aim is to bridge the gap between academia and entrepreneurial practice in Ireland through training, support and funding for entrepreneurs. The students on our Business Innovation Programme are unemployed persons with a wide variety of professional and managerial backgrounds who are currently studying innovation, market and feasibility research, project management and consultancy skills.