Friday February 21, 2020

Cork 2012: Rapid response to build business

CIT's New Frontiers programme focuses successfully on assisting entrepreneurs, writes Caroline Allen.

23rd June, 2012
Liam Loftus, Conor Quigley, James Harrington, Michael Fleming, Jonathan Harrington, John O'Brien, Pat Falvey, Caroline Hunt, Sarah O'Sullivan, Brid Ryan, Peter Conway and Stephen Slattery, participants on the New Frontiers programme at Cork's Rubicon Centre, with Enda McDonnell, regional director, South/South East Region, Enterprise Ireland; Sean O'Sullivan, South Cork Enterprise Board; and Peter Finnegan, programme manager, New Frontiers. Photo: Neil Danton

Twelve new businesses took part in the induction day of Cork Institute of Technology's (CIT) new intensive six-month rapid incubation programme, New Frontiers, in mid-June. The entrepreneur development programme replaces its successful predecessor, the Genesis Enterprise Programme.

Since its inception in 1998, Genesis has helped 234 start-ups, which collectively raised more than €100 million in public and private investment, creating 2,221 jobs at various times. Just over 160 of these are still in business and half are trading internationally.

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