Start Your Own Business in Ireland with our Kickstart Programme

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME:   Kickstart is a  14-week full-time  FULLY FUNDED start your own business programme designed to equip and support you through the process of starting a business in Ireland.  The programme isn’t learning about business, it’s learning to DO business!  Some participants will already have a business idea and others will not.  The programme helps to develop and refine ideas until they are viable.  It also teaches practical skills to those who may not want to start a business but wish to enhance their business knowledge to progress their career.    The programme is mainly online but there are 3 or 4 in-person sessions and celebrations to attend. The location of these depends on the ETB that are holding the programme.

Download our brochure here for further details.

Fill out the form opposite to express your interest.  We will be in touch once the programme goes live for applications on Fetch to invite you to attend our Online Information Session.  There you will get all the information you will need to make a decision to apply. 

Or reach out  to our friendly Programme Management Team who will happily answer any of your questions.
Contact:  Ph:  01 4197000 or

WHAT DO YOU NEED?  Leaving Certificate or equivalent workplace experience (Under 25s must have skills-based qualification to enable them to set up a business unless they have a relevant business idea). You need to be resident in Ireland and to be available to attend all sessions, online and in-person events.  It’s a certified programme, QQI 5 Business Planning so does require time and effort.
It’s a fully funded programme so costs you nothing, only your time.

WHAT DO I GET? All the support, advice and practical training you need to get you started in business, delivered by a team of experienced entrepreneurs. 
On completion successful learners will gain a QQI Level 5 in Business Planning.


✔ Business Planning

✔ Idea Generation & Personal/Professional Development

✔IT For Start-Ups and Small Business

✔ Coaching & Mentoring

✔ Building Your Business

✔ Start Your Own Business

The next Kickstart programmes start in September 2024.
Information Sessions will be held beforehand.
Places are limited so please register your interest now by filling in form opposite!

Next programme starting soon! Register your interest now!