NDRC at PorterShed


NDRC at PorterShed

Entrepreneurs with a digital technology focus to their business can now apply to participate in a leading accelerator programme in the West of Ireland –  NDRC at PorterShed.

This new initiative between Enterprise Ireland, NDRC and GCID (Galway City Innovation District) aims to drive the growth of digital startups nationally.

NDRC’s accelerator model is ranked no.1 in Europe and no.2 in the world by the UBI Global Index.


The Programme

Based in the PorterShed in Eyre Square, the NDRC team will work intensively with each company, over a short time frame, helping them to understand what value their company can offer customers, their strategy for growth and getting them ready to meet the demands of both investors and the marketplace.

NDRC portfolio companies include Boxever, Logentries and Nuritas who have all went on to obtain millions of Euro in follow on investment.


NDRC at PorterShed will provide startup teams with:

  • Investment of €30k per venture and space for your team at PorterShed in Galway City
  • Expert mentorship in areas such as Company Financials, Investor Readiness, Marketing, Creative Strategy, Pitch Coaching, 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.
  • Access to NDRC office space in Dublin


What are we looking for?

We invest in exceptional startup teams who are at the early stages of developing a business proposition of global scale.

We define “early stage” to mean a project which is addressing a clearly identified problem, and has either outlined steps to developing a viable solution to this problem, or already has a minimum viable product (MVP) in the market.

If you are at idea or concept stage with your project, and have not yet validated these key aspects of your venture, there are other supports available locally such as Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers or Enterprise START programmes, which may be a better fit.

A digital technology focus does not necessarily mean a founder has to have a background in technology, it means they have a digitally based solution to a problem. As a result we are looking for founders from a variety of backgrounds – industry, corporate, research etc.



How to Apply

If you would like to discuss your startup company or idea with a member of NDRC’s Venture Investment Team, you can request a call back here.

Register for the Open Night in PorterShed on 24th May.

Apply to the programme here by the deadline of 29 May.