Exxcel Programme Calling Female Entrepreneurs

EXXCEL, a 6 month programme designed for females who have a STEM related business idea with high growth and export potential, is scheduled to start November 2016.

The part time programme is the only one of its kind in Ireland, focusing exclusively on Female Entrepreneurs involved in the Science Technology Engineering or Maths (STEM) sectors. The programme is based in Ireland’s most successful campus incubator; the Rubicon Centre, CIT. The Rubicon supports entrepreneurs at all stages of development. It is currently home to over 60 companies and has over 400 alumni companies.

Programme Structure

  • 6 training days – one Saturday per month.
  • Training topics include:

Business Planning

Market Research & Marketing

Sales & Selling



  • Supplemented by one-to-one mentoring delivered by a team of expert mentors.

Who Can Apply

  • Female founders of start up businesses
  • The business must be female led
  • Business should have potential for growth and export

The next programme is scheduled to start November 2016. Securing a place on the EXXCEL Programme is through a competitive process including interview and is FREE of charge to participants successful in securing a place.

Click here to register your interest in Exxcel.

Female entrepreneurship is one of the themes of the Global Startup Gathering taking place this November in Cork City.