Ireland’s longest running student accelerator programme

Frequently Asked Questions

Students from any year/course from CIT, UCC and IT Tralee with a business idea.

Each project receives €4,000 funding which is paid in instalments over June, July and August.

Some students come to us with a business that’s already trading but we also accept students with ideas who want to take that first step of turning their idea into a reality. If you have a business idea, we want to hear from you.

The programme runs from the start of June to end of August, finishing with a Showcase of all the participants work over the summer.

It is a full-time commitment. If you are not attending training and mentoring sessions you are expected to be working in and on your business or else out meeting potential customers.

Each campus has a dedicated office space for the programme participants. You’ll be in an office with the other participants on the programme so you can bounce ideas off each other and learn from each other. We encourage participants to avail of the networking opportunities with the other more seasoned entrepreneurs in the host incubators

Monday-Friday, it’s very important that you’re there for all training and mentoring sessions and that you spend your free time working in the office on your business. If it’s your passion you won’t want to leave!

We do not take equity from any Student Inc. participant. We ask that you give some recognition to the Student Inc. programme for your success.