Enterprise Ireland promises better support for start-ups after criticism

Confidential report into New Frontiers programme highlighted problems with mentoring, with the state agency saying it has made improvements as a result

Leo Clancy, chief executive, Enterprise Ireland: the state agency has taken on board criticism from participants on its New Frontiers programme. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Enterprise Ireland has made improvements to one of its key support programmes for start-ups after complaints from participants about the mentoring element.

The state agency, which seeks to help Irish businesses develop and expand internationally, said it had taken on board the criticism from participants on the New Frontiers programme, with its mentor network undergoing an “extensive update”.

New Frontiers is a national entrepreneur development programme that launched in 2012. Delivered across 17 campus incubation ...