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.

What is the process?

Call for applications is Now Open
Deadline is 5pm on Friday July 3rd.

Shortlist of applications invited to pitch* (Pitch dates from 20th July 2015)
Offer to team to participate in Autumn 2015 programme** (commencing 7th September 2015)

Come along to our Open Evening on Wednesday 24th June here at NDRC to meet the team and some alumni.

Slidedecks from our most recent open evening in November 2014 on how to apply 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.

  • NDRC LaunchPad provides emerging startup promoters with:
  • Unparallelled expertise across relevant disciplines with hands-on mentoring to guide development
  • 12 weeks working alongside a broad spectrum of start-ups, innovators and investors
  • Weekly workshops and networking with acknowledged thought leaders
  • Micro-seed investment of up to €20k per venture
  • The opportunity to pitch to investors at the end of year Lift Off event

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

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