The Ideas Academy is for people who have identified a social problem and have an idea to help solve it.
Participants on this programme receive training and support in key areas of importance to idea-stage social entrepreneurs such as how to develop your idea, pilot it, and set up your project. Over a number of core learning days between June and September 2020, the Ideas Academy will help you to take those first steps to move from idea to action.
We have re-designed the programme in recent weeks to run the programme online and transition to in-person delivery, if and when in-person delivery is possible during the lifespan of the programme.
The Ideas Academy is supported by Bank of America (lead corporate sponsor) and the Lifes2Good Foundation (sponsor of the Ideas Academy West).
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is delighted to announce the addition of a €40,000 seed fund for our 2020 Ideas Academy programme. Participants will have the opportunity to apply to pitch for a portion of the funding at the end of the programme to invest in their/your idea.