Ustart 2020

By August 9, 2020 No Comments



Are you a student in DCU with an idea that you want to make a reality? DCU has developed an extra-curricular programme called UStart, which was the first student accelerator of its kind in Ireland. It offers students with entrepreneurial ideas the chance to set up their own enterprises. The programme offers unique education in entrepreneurship that moves outside the classroom and provides students with an opportunity to showcase their talents to a broader audience.  Students have been supported with office space in the DCU Innovation campus, financial support and mentorship from the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurs to help them bring their business ideas to life.


UStart Startup Clinic


Terence is the new DCU UStart & HUB Coordinator for the Campus.  Terence’s role is to unite the Entrepreneurship activities both social and commercial within the whole of the DCU Campus, so that students have a clear ‘sign post’ of where to go for support for their new and/or existing venture.  Terence has huge experience working in the Startup Ecosystem in Ireland, he has designed and run accelerator programmes for early-stage startups and over the past few years he has been Community Manager for the DCU Alpha Campus.  If you would like to ask Terence any questions about the programme starting on August 17th  or on Entrepreneurship in general; Terence will set up a Zoom call with you to discuss.


Wednesday 6th January 2021 11.00am – 1.00pm
Zoom link:  https://dcu-ie.zoom.us/j/93816475336

Wednesday 13th January 10.00am – 12.00 noon
Zoom link: https://dcu-ie.zoom.us/j/99265936013

Wednesday 20th January 10.00am – 12.00 noon
Zoom link: https://dcu-ie.zoom.us/j/99265936013

Wednesday 27th January 10.00am – 12.00 noon
Zoom link: https://dcu-ie.zoom.us/j/99265936013



“Ustart was a wonderful programme for our startup. I felt it afforded us the opportunity to mature as founders with the help of some fantastic advice. Over the course of the summer we received phenomenal mentorship, grew our network and grew as a company. I’d highly recommend Ustart to any young founder looking to get into entrepreneurship.”

Adam Dalton,
Co-Founder & CEO,



“Ustart was the best thing we ever did. It taught us all the basics of setting up a start-up up to the more advanced stuff. We would highly recommend the excellent team there, they are there for you every step along the way, no matter where you are on your start-up journey.”
Róisín Madden,
C0-Founder and CEO,
Airmeda Ltd,
Law and Governance Student.


Events of Interest:



DCU Societies / Organisations

Engineering Society

Esoc (The Entreprise Society)

Enactus Society

DCU Ryan Academy

National Centre for Family Business



For any questions  in relation to growing your own business/any entrepreneurial activity in DCU please reach out to;

Terence Bowden
DCU Ryan Academy


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