Westmeath entrepreneurs invited to apply for New Frontiers 2013

Entrepreneurs in Westmeath with an innovative business idea can now apply for the New Frontiers 2013 programme commencing in July. Athlone Institute of Technology in partnership with NUI Maynooth will deliver the programme in the Midlands Mid-East region.

New Frontiers is an Enterprise Ireland-funded programme that provides entrepreneurs with the skills, networks, facilities, and supports necessary to navigate the business start-up process. Participants receive a six-month €15,000 salary support from Enterprise Ireland.

Applicants for the programme should have an innovative business idea with growth and export potential.

“Increasing the number of new innovative high-growth export-focused companies in the region is a key objective for Westmeath CEB and Enterprise Ireland. We are fully committed to working in partnership with the New Frontiers start-ups to help them build their capabilities and secure international market access for their products and services,” explained Christine Charlton, CEO Westmeath County Enterprise Board.

According to Michael Lonergan, manager of the Midlands Innovation and Research Centre at AIT, “If you are a prospective entrepreneur with an innovative business idea, New Frontiers will provide you with the skills and supports necessary to transform your idea into a successful business.”

For more information, please contact programme manager Bert Farrell on (090 ) 6483043 or log on to www.ait.ie/newfrontiers

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