Read through and apply if possible the steps in Cowan's book.
Look for external supports. The following are currently taking place and may drive, inspire and motivate you to progress your business idea...
- The Leaders of Tomorrow competition is hosted and sponsored by Accenture, the NDRC and the Irish Times. The competition is now open for entries.
- NDRC Catalyser is an early stage investment programme. They are hosting an Open Evening in the NDRC on Monday, 9 November 2015 from 18:00 to 19:30.
- UCD Innovation have a programme for startups, they focus on undergraduate and postgraduate proposals.
- UCD Innovation's main site includes a wealth of related information.
- Other institutions in Dublin have similar inclusive programmes. Former colleagues of mine have been through and strongly recommend the DIT Hothouse / IADT Media Cube New Frontiers programme.
- Phase 2 of the DIT Hothouse / IADT Media Cube New Frontiers programme is now open for applicants
- Enterprise Ireland also hosts the New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme