“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
“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, Pumpskynz.com
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
“New Frontiers was a truly transformational experience for our business. Without this experience our company would simply not be where it is today, having developed our initial product range and launched our brand. It took us from concept to launch. Not only did it give us time to really consider our product offering but it forced us to pick apart our concept and get it in the front of the people who matter most, the customer, to find out what they need and build this into the foundations of our products. Being around like minded people and having engaging modules taught by experienced people who have been there and done it, really makes the difference and pushes you to go to the next level.
The support from everyone involved was fantastic, they are always there to help whether it be advice on your business plan or an upcoming pitch, not to mention the huge networking opportunities. Lastly, the industry mentor we were assigned was invaluable to us. They provided practical advice specific to our industry that saved us time and money, something we can all understand. If you are considering applying to The New Frontiers Program, Do! The program is the perfect launching pad for your business. you get out what you put in but the rewards are.”
Sean Forester, www.foresterproducts.com
Looking back now, I wonder how I would ever have managed to progress my
idea over the last 6 months without New Frontiers Phase 1! I had a good
idea and was going to go to market, but the New Frontiers Phase 1
Programme made me pause, research, probe, and question everything I done
up to that point. The process was challenging but amazing, hard work but
fun. The structure makes sense and breaks down your progression into
manageable pieces with lots of guidance and support. The best part for me
was the content and delivery. It was top class and refreshingly different
from any educational or business course I have ever been on. It really
gets to the core of what it takes to bring a new idea to market
successfully and works just as well for both the seasoned business person
and those with less experience. New Frontiers Phase 1 was recommended to
me by a past participant and I am totally grateful to have been given the
chance to participate. I will most certainly be recommending it on to
others as much as I can!
Karina Kelly, Content Llama
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