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University of Enterprise

UStart – Empowering Student Entrepreneurs

DCU’s UStart was Ireland’s first student start-up accelerator programme. It enables students to discover and develop their entrepreneurial flair. It empowers them to become trail-blazing social and business entrepreneurs, by helping to bring their innovative ideas to market. Our programme provides training, seed funding and access to mentors and sector specialists. This approach has already...
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Centre for Family Business

In Ireland today, 75% of firms are small and medium sized family businesses, contributing more than 50% of GDP and national employment. The DCU Centre for Family Business (CFB) focuses on addressing the unique challenges that family businesses face from generational succession and the integration of family and non-family talent to inheritance and growth and...
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CitySwifter

CitySwifter is a transport technology platform that enables commuters and event attenders to crowd-source transport. It was set up in 2016 by three friends from Longford – Brian O’Rourke, Alan Farley and Seán Byrne. Brian O’Rourke explains how the UStart student accelerator helped: “We already had the broad concept and our core team in place...
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