ABOUT THE PROGRAMME:  Thrive is our fully-funded Business Growth Programme designed to support small business owners through the first few years of business.  It involves seven different types of support ongoing periodically over a 2 year period – Thrive I and Thrive II.

Thrive I is ideal for just after you start up  – perhaps following our Kickstart programme, another Start your own Business programme or any business owner who has started trading.

WHO IS IT FOR?  Entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, small business owners of a micro or social-enterprise in any industry.
Specifically, it is for early stage businesses or social enterprises that have their first customers and want to make the business sustainable.

If you are a little further ahead in business our Thrive II programme may suit you & your business better.

COST:  Both Thrive I and II are FULLY FUNDED, there is no cost to you or your business. Your only investment is time for such hugely valuable programmes.

Thrive doesn’t interfere with business, but supports it.
You don’t step away from your business to do this programme, you bring your business to it!   During the programme you will be working ‘on’ your business.  Most sessions are online with a few in-person bootcamps, interspersed over the programme, which are held in Dublin.  Online sessions vary from 90 minutes to 3 hrs in duration generally once or twice a week. Small time committment for big impact!
You can attend the sessions live and some are recorded or pre-recorded so you may catch up in your own time.  Your peer group sessions are by arrangement to suit the members.
In this way the programme is completely flexible around your business commitments.  Thrive I programme spans a 10 month period.

All the support, advice and practical training you need to accelerate your business towards sustained growth & success, delivered by a team of experienced entrepreneurs from The Entrepreneurs Academy.
The components of learning and supports are outlined herewith. In addition we have Advice Clinics with experts and Fireside Chats with Guest Speakers.
By far one of the most beneficial aspects cited by our Alumni is the peer networking & support.  Long after the programme finishes, the peer groups remain.
This group is your Thrive Tribe!

The next Thrive Programme will begin in the Autumn 2024.
To register your interest and be included in updates on application and information sessions please fill out the form below.

Like the sound of it but want to be sure it’s for you?
Want to learn more about the schedule or any aspect?

Reach out to our friendly Programme Management Team who will happily answer any of your questions or concerns.

Contact: Ph: 01 4197000 or eMail 


Business Skills Workshops:
These intensive 3 hour online workshop modules are delivered in a range of topics to include sales, marketing, legal, finance, HR and IT for business to ensure entrepreneurs have the up to date knowledge they need in their key business areas. 

Accountability Allies:
This is a highly effective support to help change habits and develop new, better ways of working.

Group Mentoring:
Online mentorship is available to suit the busy schedule of entrepreneurs. Learning from our expert mentors and from peers occurs through scheduled bi-monthly zoom calls that are designed to tackle business challenges as they emerge.

Mastermind Leadership Module Series:
It is vital that business owners invest time in their own leadership and personal  development in addition to developing functional skills for business . This mastermind format of training ensures business owners develop in key areas crucial to the success of the business.
The Masterminds covered over Thrive I and II include:
> Personal Growth & Development
> Communications
> Leadership

Support Circles:
Through a closed social media group entrepreneurs can share events and opportunities and stay connected supporting referrals for the business.

Business Growth Bootcamps: 
These in-person intensive training sessions are a highly facilitated opportunity for entrepreneurs to take a pitstop from their business to set and check in on business goals. This process helps drive clearer and more effective thinking to ensure that the business stays on  track for success by maximising opportunities and strategically tackling oncoming challenges.

‘The Board You Can’t Afford’ Groups:
Monthly meetings of 4/5 entrepreneurs to challenge and support each other around issues and opportunities arising.  This is a highly effective support to help change habits and develop new, better ways of working.

“Thrive” is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

nment of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020