Applications Open for Co-Founders 2024

Co-Founders 2024 is now open for applications.

Co-Founders is designed for anyone who wants to have a go at building a start-up and is open to learning from others in an inclusive environment. To help them establish a founder team, and with that team – validate their idea, test it in the real world, develop their business know-how and ultimately understand if they have a viable start-up idea.  

The Core Programme runs Monday nights 6-8.30pm and each session is delivered as an interactive workshop by experienced professionals. Practical breakouts with your team will allow you to take the concepts being discussed and put them into practice with your idea. As you progress, you will also get access to weekly coaching from subject matter experts. 

The programme equips you with training in Design Thinking and takes you through a number of key stages in developing your start-up – Customer Research, Problem Framing, Journey Mapping, and Testing, as well as get into the nitty-gritty of some of the less tactile subjects – like how to put a strong team together. 

You will pitch your business idea multiple times throughout the Co-Founders Core Programme – but as it reaches its conclusion, we will host a final Pitch Night as an in-person event. As part of this, a panel of external judges will select winning teams to gain access to Co-Founders+, Phase 2 of the programme – where we will take the winning ideas from Phase 1 and accelerate them further.

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