Kilkenny participant recommends New Frontiers to anybody ready to test the market potential of a business idea or validate a business proposition
Maria Barry of Maria Barry Skincare from Kilkenny was among those who received support for the New Frontiers Programme at the ArcLabs innovation hub in Waterford.
The former New Frontiers participant offers this advice to entrepreneurs considering the New Frontiers Programme:
“Having completed both New Frontiers Phase 1 and 2 programmes at WIT, I would highly recommend New Frontiers to any individual who is ready to test the market potential of a business idea or develop and validate a business proposition. The content of the programme was superb and covered a broad range of business topics. Gaining insights from past and present New Frontiers participants was particularly valuable. By attending weekly workshops delivered by leading industry experts and receiving expert guidance and mentoring from the WIT programme team, Maria Barry Skincare is now one step closer to bringing the initial product range to market.”
Funding for next five years
In 2021 WIT and Institute of Technology Carlow jointly secured €3m from Enterprise Ireland to operate the New Frontiers entrepreneur development programme in the south east over five years.
New Frontiers Programme Manager at WIT, Eugene Crehan explains who the programme is for: “The New Frontiers programme is designed to help ambitious individuals bring their business idea from concept to successful start-up. Over the next five years we hope to support another 250 entrepreneurs on Phase 1 of our programme with about 20% making it through to the second phase and access to EI funding every year.”
For more information and to make an application see www.wit.ie/newfrontiers.