A new programme for female entrepreneurs in the Gaeltacht areas of Mayo and Galway is being is being launched by Údarás na Gaeltachta, in partnership with the Empower Programme, a free initiative run by the Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Innovation Hubs that aims to promote and fast-track female entrepreneurship.

This free programme is delivered part-time over 12 weeks by start-up experts. This allows participants to balance their family commitments while at the same time planning and developing their new business. The opportunity is to test start up idea(s) for customer acceptance. ‘In the last few years, we have had such a diverse range of businesses take part in each programme and it has been just fantastic to be involved and to watch these women grow in confidence and reach their own professional milestones. I am looking forward to developing this relationship with Údarás na Gaeltachta into the future and helping this programme develop.

Prospective applicants can apply for a limited amount of spaces until 16th December at 5pm.

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