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High Fliers Accelerator looking for Ireland’s top female entrepreneurs

13 December, 2017

The Female High Fliers accelerator programme is looking for ambitious female entrepreneurs for a 13-week programme in Dublin, Ireland.


The tailored programme, run by Dublin City University’s (DCU) Ryan Academy, attracts around 130 female-led startups every year from across Ireland, it was reported by


The accelerator seeks to help participants to develop their leadership skills and scale up their company. 10 entrepreneurs will be selected for the 2018 programme.


They will have access to support networks for startup founders and experienced entrepreneurs. There will be a weekly workshop in which they can address their ambitions and challenges, and business plans will be challenged through pitching opportunities with potential investors.


The accelerator has a track record in the support of these businesses as they work to achieve their goals. 


Niamh Collins, Programme Director and DCU Ryan Academy COO said: “having designed and delivered this programme for the past 4 years, we understand the specific challenges facing female-led startups in Ireland today and recognise the frequently under-supported opportunity they present.”


She added: “We have managed to create an alumni network so that each participant will have an opportunity to create powerful and long lasting relationships with like-minded people, with whom they can share valuable lessons along their start-up journey.”


Successful graduates include GirlCrew’s Pamela Newenham, founder of Work Juggle, Ciara Garvin, and founder and CEO of Theya Healthcare, Ciara Donlon.


Applications are open to female founders or co-founders of Irish startups less than 5 years old.


Applicants are invited to apply by 23 January 2018. For further information, click here.