The AIB Start-up Academy


What is the AIB Start-up Academy?

We developed The AIB Start-up Academy with the Irish Times to give start-ups information and access to industry leaders and mentors so they can be inspired to grow their start-up into a successful business. This year marks the third year of the AIB Start-up Academy and we want more start-ups to get first-hand experience of the great learnings and exposure their start-up businesses will receive.  


We’re now open for entries:

The AIB Start-up Academy competition is now open for applications to win a place on the intensive training programme with Irish Times. Then finalists will get a chance to pitch their start-up business to a panel of judges to share in an overall prize package valued at €200k, which includes €20k cash injection and an advertising and mentorship package designed to bring their start-up to the next level.


Find out more and enter today


AIB Start-up Academy Bootcamps

We know you are really excited about your new business, spending all your time focusing on getting set-up and your time for financial planning and planning for growth is limited. We have partnered with The Entrepreneurs Academy to offer 76 free workshops around the country on topics that will help your business to survive and grow.

These bootcamps will take place in 2017 so keep an eye on the website to see how you can get involved.