NDRC LaunchPad

NDRC LaunchPad is Ireland’s first and leading digital accelerator, specifically designed to enable entrepreneurial teams to transform solid ideas into commercially viable startups.

We seek exceptional early stage startup teams who are developing a digital business model innovation to apply for the programme which now offers up to 30k micro-seed investment to each venture.

NDRC has a reputation of only working with the best digital ventures and have been ranked as Europe’s no. 1 University Business Accelerator by UBI Global Index 2015.

What is the process?

Please fill in our application form Here.

The closing date for applications is 11th December 5pm.

For more information about the programme and application, please come to our Open Night.

In mid-December we will contact our shortlist of applicants who will be invited to pitch to us in early January 2016*

We will then make offers to teams to participate in LaunchPad Spring 2016.

Launchpad Spring 2016 is due to start on Monday 16th Feburary 2016.**

Presentations from our June 2015 open evening are available Here.

What do we look for?

We invest in and enable exceptional teams who are at the early stages of developing a business proposition in a growth market with a product that is export driven.

NDRC LaunchPad is tailored to companies who are developing a digital business model innovation. We are domain agnostic, but our focus is on ventures with a beating digital heart. We invest in the gap between sound concept and seed-investable venture.

Our approach:

Our emphasis is on intensive mentoring and the high-touch approach that defines the NDRC method.

Over an intensive 12-week period, participants receive micro-seed investment and support with every aspect of their business as well as a fast track to attracting follow-on investment.

This model has set the bar for all other accelerator programmes throughout Europe, as reflected in our recent ranking as no.1 University Business Accelerator by UBI Global.

NDRC LaunchPad provides emerging startup promoters with:

  • Increased micro-seed investment of up to €30k per venture
  • Expert mentorship in relevant disciplines such as Company Financials , Investor Readiness, Marketing, PR and Business Model Innovation
  • 12 weeks working alongside a broad spectrum of start-ups, innovators and investors
  • Weekly workshops and networking with acknowledged thought leaders
  • The opportunity to pitch to investors at the end of year Investor Event

*Please note, not all applicants will be invited to pitch

**Start date may change, subject to number of applications received