Hear from the entrepreneurs
“New Frontiers Phase has been a huge support for me personally & for POD1UM, as myself & co-founder Barry brought the startup from idea to reality. The 1:1 mentoring in particular, but also the workshops and networking opportunities have been highly beneficial in helping us navigate the early stages of our business. I would certainly recommend this programme to anyone taking the first steps in their startup”.
Conor Finn, POD1UM
Online Sports Coaching | Sports Performance Hub | POD1UM
“The New Frontiers programme has come at the right time for me in my business. It is challenging me to think strategically about how to grow our customer base internationally.”
Catherine Devine, Pumpskyn
Pump Covers – Pumpskynz
“New Frontiers Phase 1 has been a truly fantastic experience for me. Phase 1 takes you through a number of different areas including the creation of a lean canvas for your business. As I was unsure of which idea was viable, this was invaluable for me in selecting which idea to go with as well as for strengthening the business idea that was selected. It also takes you through some of the basics of market research and general marketing strategies, what to consider when starting a startup, project management and more. The programme manager and course instructors are there to help with anything you might need along the way and they help prepare you for Phase 2 should you decide to continue the adventure. I really couldn’t recommend New Frontiers enough to anyone who is thinking of starting a startup.”
Amir Gamil, TargetRunner
“It was really grounding. Everything was so practical – with plenty of real life examples. Plenty of opportunities to ask questions and the quality of the answers was great.”
Linda H, Phase 1
“What I loved most about phase 1 of New Frontiers programme was the ability to complete the course online. Right from the start the reality of running a business was made clear and I enjoyed listening to past entrepreneurs, their challenges and successes. The expertise of the course co-ordinator was very evident and the flow of the course was easy to understand and all questions were valid.”
Aisling Kelly Hunter, Sligo Oyster Experience.
“I couldn’t recommend the New Frontiers Programme (Phase 1) highly enough. From my initial contact with Geraldine/ the New Frontiers North West Programme Manager, right through the excellent online meetings and to the considerate follow up, the experience has been one of total professional care. The New Frontiers Team want the best for you and your idea, but being part of a group was so helpful also. If you think you have an idea for a business that you pitch to friends on a night out, try pitching it to New Frontiers for real – you’ll get fantastic advice and honest feedback in a very professional environment. If you’re serious about a business idea, this is seriously the best place to take it first.”
Glenn G, Phase 1
“I was fortunate enough to be accepted to both phase one and phase two of the new frontiers programme. It was most certainly one of the best decisions I could have made to apply.
I was surrounded by positive like minded people in the group.. made up of a mix of all levels of creativity and business knowledge. These people are now a group I speak with a few times a month I completed the programme whilst working full time and also working on my business so the timing was intense, however the high standard of mentors made it worthwhile The support and advice you receive from the programme means you are able to access experience of all aspects of business from the best in the industry. The programme will not only allow you to develop your business knowledge from team to finances.. but also grow yourself as a business owner. You will gain clarity and focus and leave the programme with your business at a much more progressed stage. Valuable time spent working on your business rather than in it! Opens up so many opportunities Thank you sincerely to all involved.”
Michelle Coyle, Digital Marketing Specialist