The Entrepreneur Edge Programme

The Entrepreneur Studio

Ireland

Service ID:

EP160S1
Service description

A growth programme spanning up to six months, specifically tailored for EIC Transition and EIC Accelerator beneficiaries, aimed at supporting startups on their growth trajectory. This service is delivered by seasoned business mentors and advisors drawn from a diverse mentor pool, engaging in regular meetings with the participants. The programme encompasses various activities, including drafting a masterplan for growth KPIs, conducting innovation strategy workshops, delivering investment readiness training, facilitating connections with deeptech-oriented investors and corporate procurement opportunities, offering guidance on B2B sales processes and marketing strategies. Mentorship activities involve matching participants with top-tier C-level profiles for structured monthly meetings, during which mentors provide insights and advice on various aspects of business development, investment, innovation strategy, and fundraising activities (including public funding, angel investors, venture capital, and other sources). The implementation approach is hybrid.

Sector
Digital and Information communication technology
Energy
Financial services
Health and medical care
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 4 – Technology validated in lab
TRL 5 – Technology validated in relevant environment
TRL 6 – Technology demonstrated in relevant environment
TRL 7 – System prototype demonstration in operational environment
TRL 8 – System complete and qualified
TRL 9 – Actual system proven in operational environment
Disclaimer related to service

The Entrepreneurial Edge programme is designed to provide guidance and support to participants in their entrepreneurial endeavours. While every effort is made to deliver valuable insights and resources, the success of individual ventures ultimately depends on various factors including market conditions, execution strategies, and external influences beyond the programme's control. Participants are encouraged to exercise discretion and seek professional advice as needed for their specific business circumstances.

Financial requirements

The Cohort programme is priced at €1500. The Entrepreneurial Edge course assists participants in preparing, launching, and expanding their businesses. This programme fosters entrepreneurial skills and expertise through various case studies. This equips them to effectively present their concepts to potential team members, partners, customers, and investors. Peer Groups and Networking: Participants collaborate in virtual groups with fellow founders within a supportive environment, offering feedback, assistance with weekly assignments, and fostering a strong sense of camaraderie and networking opportunities that may lead to lasting friendships. Pitch Evaluation Panel and VC Investors' Council: The programme concludes with a "pitch day," where selected teams have the chance to showcase their ventures to an investors' council comprising venture capitalists and angel investors.