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AIB Start-up Academy announce application process and prize details for second year

Register and apply now to be in with a chance of winning a place at the academy


AIB, The Irish Times and selected partners of the AIB Start-up Academy have pledged their ongoing support to business start-ups this year by putting together a magnificent prize package for the AIB Start-up Academy winner and two runners-up.

10 finalists will be chosen to enter the academy for an eight-week intensive training programme covering topics such as business modelling and social media strategy. Following the academy, one winner will receive a fantastic prize package worth over €200,000 including:

  • €20,000 cash investment from AIB
  • €30,000 worth of advertising space with The Irish Times
  • advertising spend to the value of €65,000 across JOE.ie, Her.ie, SportsJOE.ie and HerFamily.ie.  
  • coaching from AIB specialists
  • office space in The Irish Times building
  • mentorship from Maximum Media
  • creative strategy and production from creative agency Rothco
  • PR masterclass with WHPR
  • search and social consultancy package from Starcom and Radical.

The two runners-up will each receive €10,000 worth of advertising space with The Irish Times, advertising spend to the value of €15,000 across JOE.ieHer.ieSportsJOE.ie and HerFamily.ie, coaching from AIB specialists and a masterclass in how to write a press release with The Irish Times.

You can register your start-up and apply now for a chance to win a place at the academy right here. See terms and conditions here.

You can find out more about the AIB Start-up Academy right here