Údarás na Gaeltachta launches Business Concept Development Programme

Údarás na Gaeltachta has launched a comprehensive open call to people with a business concept or idea as part of a new Business Concept Development Programme to encourage the development of new indigenous business start-ups in the Gaeltacht.   Tús Maith… the Údarás na Gaeltachta Business Concept Development Programme aims to inspire individuals and entrepreneurs with a business idea to bring their concept to fruition to establish and develop as a business.

The development programme will provide growth and development opportunities for new and established entrepreneurs through a specific four step programme which will provide academic and business expertise alongside business experience.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Údarás na Gaeltachta Business Concept Development Programme will be held online this year however it will be a core aspect of the programme that participants will have the opportunity to receive advice and mentorship and can avail of the chance to interact with businesses with similar growth profiles, other people developing business ideas, academic experts and Údarás na Gaeltachta executives.

The development programme, which is free of charge, will commence on March 12 2021 and will continue over a 4 week period to bring participants through the appropriate steps in developing their business concepts or ideas. Client companies who received support from Údarás na Gaeltachta to develop their business ideas will provide insights into the process and how Údarás support assisted them in starting out in their business life.

The Tús Maith… programme will consist of a series of concept development sessions providing expertise and advice in four specific stages for concept development as follows:

Stage 1 Market Research
  • Current Trends & Needs
10am,   12/03/2021
Stage 2 Concept Development
  • Aspects to be considered for your concept
10am,   19/03/2021
Stage 3 Market Analysis
  • Key elements to focus on
10am,   26/03/2021
Stage 4 Prove your Concept
  • Essential components & Údarás na Gaeltachta Supports
10am,   01/04/2021


The Tús Maith… business concept development programme, organised in four specific stages by Údarás na Gaeltachta, will take place on 12th, 19th, 26th March and 01st of April 2021 to deliver expertise, advice and mentoring to those who wish to develop a business concept.

Register Here