ISAX Ingenuity Programme for Entrepreneurs aged 50+

Applications for the 2017 programme are now open.

What is ISAX?

ISAX (Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange) is an independent network of industry academia and government agencies focused on fast-tracking the R&D and commercialisation of innovations for the global smart ageing economy.

What is the Ingenuity Accelerator Programme ?

ISAX and DCU Ryan Academy have tailored an accelerator programme for 20 entrepreneurs, meeting the following criteria:

  • Aged 50+
  • Less than 5 years in business
  • Fewer than 10 employees

The programme is designed to specifically address the challenges facing business owners as they plan to scale up and includes workshops, bespoke mentoring and excellent networking opportunities.

All participants need to be prepared to work intensively on their business during the 9 week programme (1 day per week) which ends with a Finale Event at which each company will pitch to a network of investors and mentors.

The ISAX Ingenuity Accelerator Programme runs on Friday’s starting March 24th to May 26th.  The venue is: DCU Ryan Academy, Citywest, Dublin 24.  Programme is sponsored by Bank of Ireland and costs €499 to participate.

Programme Dates:

Day 1
Friday 24th March

Day 2

Friday 31st March

Day 3

Friday 7th April

Day 4

Friday 21st April

Day 5

Friday 28th April

Day 6

Friday 5th May

Day 7

Friday 12th May

Day 8

Friday 19th May

Day 9

Friday 26th May – Finalé Event


The ISAX Ingenuity 2017 Acelerator Programme is open for applications March 10th

Click HERE to Apply

Did you know?

“Charles Flint was 61 when he founded IBM.”

“Older entrepreneurs are almost twice as likely to launch high-growth start-ups than 20 to 34 year olds.”

“The number of businesses created by entrepreneurs between 55-64 has risen by over 50% in the past 20 years.”

Recent Article: READ HERE by Professor Brian MacCraith, President of DCU and Board Member of ISAX.