Introduction

‘Building Better Futures – Migrant Women’s Entrepreneurship’ is a training programme aimed at increasing migrant women’s entrepreneurial activity in Ireland. The course is being run by Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) with partners DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship and is free of charge for participants. The bespoke training programme delivered by DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurs will provide 25 migrant women with an overview of key aspects of being a successful entrepreneur in Ireland. The modules delivered will provide technical knowledge and expertise for participants to start and grow their own businesses. Students will be supported and mentored by leading industry and education experts.

Modules include:

  • Setting up a Business in Ireland
  • Customer Journey and Customer Discovery
  • Sales Strategy and Process
  • Branding and Digital Marketing
  • Financial Planning
  • Communicating your Business
  • Mentorship Support

Who is this for?

The training is for migrant women entrepreneurs who:

  • have previous business experience either in Ireland or in their country of origin
  • and/or have a great start-up idea and need support to make it happen
  • and/or have an early stage start-up and need support to upscale and expand their business

Places on the training are limited to 25. The course is open to migrant women in Ireland. Thosefrom outside the EU must hold a valid Stamp 4 or be naturalised Irish citizens.

Restrictions due to funder requirements: women on jobseeker’s allowance/benefit are not eligible to apply for the course. Other social welfare payment recipients are eligible.

Deadline for applications: Now closed.

What are the costs?

This course is fully funded by the ESF Gender Equality Fund under its Women’s Entrepreneurship funding stream 2017-2020.

The course is FREE for participants.

Where is it on?

DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurs, 3013 Lake Drive, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland.

When is it on?

The training will run over 9 days in late Spring/Summer 2018, taking place on Saturdays from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Exact dates and timetables will be confirmed at a later date.

For more information:

Questions? Contact Project Coordinator Aoife Smith at aoife@mrci.ie/01 5242397 or Jane Xavier at jane.xavier@mrci.ie.

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