New start-up bootcamp launched for budding entrepreneurs
20 October 2020
Derry City and Strabane District Council are working with Ignite NI and alongside other partners, Invest NI and Ulster University, to bring an exciting one-day virtual start-up bootcamp for founders/early stage companies specifically for this Council area.
The bootcamp is open to anyone who wants to build a successful start-up of scale. It will be delivered through a one-day online course on Wednesday, 25th November by Ignite NI, who will bring their expertise along with the shared experiences of their NI Propel alumni companies and mentors.
Through a series of workshops, Q&As and 1:1 chats, the start-up bootcamp will provide you with the building blocks of a successful start-up.
By the end of the session, individuals and teams will be well on their way with a growth mindset.
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Brian Tierney, welcomed the bootcamp.
"This has been a particularly tough period for our local business community so, as a Council, we have been working with partners to grow and support the entrepreneur ecosystem within the district, and this bootcamp is an example of that.
"We want to stimulate high growth potential within our business community and give entrepreneurs a platform from which to build, and through this bootcamp those individuals and groups will be equipped with the necessary supports and tools they need to grow.
"The bootcamp will also help us build a network of start-ups within Derry and Strabane which is exactly what we want to see as we move forward.
"If you want to build a successful start-up of scale, whether you are a student, an academic or employed, an individual or a team; if you have an idea or concept or it is in early stage development but don't know how to take it forward, this is for you.
Kevin O'Connor, Council's Head of Business, added: "To build a successful start-up, you need to have the right growth mindset from the start.
"Through this start-up bootcamp we want to provide the building blocks, the knowledge and the encouragement entrepreneurs need to take the right first steps."
To apply to take part in the start-up bootcamp, please visit http://bit.ly/StartupNW
The application process will close on Wednesday, 18th November 2020.