DERRY City and Strabane District Council are working with Ignite NI and alongside other partners, Invest NI and Ulster University, to bring an exciting one-day virtual start-up boot camp for founders/early stage companies specifically for this Council area.
The boot camp is open to anyone who wants to build a successful start-up of scale.
It will be delivered through a one-day online course on Wednesday, November 25, by Ignite NI, who will bring their expertise along with the shared experiences of their NI Propel alumni companies and mentors.
Through a series of workshops, Q&As and 1:1 chats, the start-up boot camp will provide you with the building blocks of a successful start-up.
By the end of the session, individuals and teams will be well on their way with a growth mindset.
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Brian Tierney, welcomed the boot camp.
“This has been a particularly tough period for our local business community so, as a Council, we have been working with partners to grow and support the entrepreneur ecosystem within the district, and this boot camp is an example of that.
“We want to stimulate high growth potential within our business community and give entrepreneurs a platform from which to build, and through this boot camp those individuals and groups will be equipped with the necessary supports and tools they need to grow.
“The boot camp will also help us build a network of start-ups within Derry and Strabane which is exactly what we want to see as we move forward.
“If you want to build a successful start-up of scale, whether you are a student, an academic or employed, an individual or a team; if you have an idea or concept or it is in early stage development but don’t know how to take it forward, this is for you.
Kevin O’Connor, Council’s Head of Business, added: “To build a successful start-up, you need to have the right growth mindset from the start.
“Through this start-up boot camp we want to provide the building blocks, the knowledge and the encouragement entrepreneurs need to take the right first steps.”
To apply to take part in the start-up bootcamp, please visit: https://airtable.com/shrNrEMYuMSU9KkMR
The application process will close on Wednesday, 18th November 2020.Tags: