NDRC Launch New Female Founders Start-Up Initiative in Partnership with AIB and Enterprise Ireland 8 years ago

NDRC Launch New Female Founders Start-Up Initiative in Partnership with AIB and Enterprise Ireland

Female Founders, a pre-accelerator for new technology start-ups with gender diversity in their founding teams, has just been launched by the NDRC in partnership with AIB and Enterprise Ireland.

The project aims to provide expert commercial planning and technology advice to attendees, as well as the opportunity to build a start-up team and regular contributions from experienced mentors and role models.


The Female Founders programme at NDRC is particularly relevant to women who have deep knowledge of their relevant industry sector or who have potentially disruptive ideas for new technology focused businesses which they are considering bringing to market.

Speaking at the launch of the programme, John O’Dwyer, Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms at AIB said:

“Business is about identifying opportunities where people with the right experience, resolve and skills can succeed.

“NDRC has an exceptional track record in creating high impact new ventures, and we are delighted to partner with them on the Female Founders programme which we believe has the potential to yield disruptive new businesses and provide female entrepreneurs with a supportive and innovative environment to create a commercial proposition around their ideas.”


The summer programme will run from July 25th to August 29th on a part time basis of one day per week.

According to top tech venture capitalist Cindy Padnos, women-led high tech start-ups achieve 35% higher return on investment than their male-led counterparts.

For women with high-tech businesses interested in getting involved, be sure to apply for the programme by July 2nd.

Drop in sessions are scheduled for people interested in the programme each Wednesday, from May 28th to July 2nd, or check out the website here for more information.