Dublin Business Innovation Centre (Dublin BIC) empowers entrepreneurs to start and scale by providing a comprehensive range of programmes specifically designed to advance the ambitions of early-stage companies.
Dublin BIC provides programmes across four core areas of expertise:
Heidi and the team at Dublin BIC were such a valuable resource when starting out Glofox. They worked with the founding team on a diverse set of challenges that we faced as early-stage first-time founders. Dublin BIC helped us hone our messaging, positioning and get investor ready in the early stages of our journey. I really enjoyed working with the Dublin BIC team and would gladly recommend them.
Conor O'Loughlin, CEO and founder at Glofox
We highly recommend any early-stage startup, especially first-time entrepreneurs to get in touch with Dublin BIC as soon as they discover a viable business idea. There are a lot of risks and challenges for a completely new and innovative product/solution. It is important to be part of a highly credited startup ecosystem to learn from your peers, mentors and adjust your business strategy quickly. Dublin BIC Investor Ready programme offers entrepreneurs well-rounded knowledge, network and credibility to help your business take off internationally.
Phuong Vu, co-founder at BeeInstant
I found the programme to be incredibly beneficial both from a personal development perspective and a business development perspective. I came away from the programme with a comprehensive investors deck, a robust financial model and a honed business plan. As part of the program, my mentor Martin Murray helped me with my application for EI’s Competitive Start Fund and Zipp Mobility was awarded CSF on our first attempt. Zipp Mobility now has a team of seven and we have HPSU ( High Potential Start-Up) status from Enterprise Ireland and raised over €300K in funding something which was made possible under the guidance of DBIC
Charlie Gleeson, founder & CEO at Zipp Mobility
The support and guidance from the team at Dublin BIC were invaluable, particularly at the very early stage. When I first met with Julian Seymour to review my business concept and plan for Dobiquity, I thought I had things pretty well figured out. But within an hour, the advice and insights I received made me realise that there were many gaps in my thinking. With ongoing mentoring support from Julian, over a short period of time, I was able to transform the business concept for Dobiquity, develop a robust and realistic business plan, and later pitch the concept to the HBAN Angel Network. This helped us secure initial funding from private investors which in turn led to matching funding from Enterprise Ireland. I can honestly say that without the support of Julian and the team at Dublin BIC, we would not have made it this far.
Enda Larkin, Founder and Managing Director at Dobiquity
If you're thinking of starting up, have just started up or you're planning to scale, Dublin BIC has a programme to suit your needs.