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Co-Founders programme open for applications

5 July 2018


Recruitment begins for the third cohort of the Co-Founders programme

Catalyst Inc is now taking applications for the next round of their Co-Founders programme, due to start in September 2018.

The programme is open to individuals and teams interested in meeting a co-founder, creating a great product and embarking on an exciting start-up journey.

You can apply to join one of two programme components - the Hothouse or Core. Applications for both are competitive but, if you are selected, participation is free.

Hothouse applications
The Hothouse allows individuals to form teams during a two-day programme. It is open to:

  • individuals with a product idea
  • individuals without a product idea, but with experience or ambition to contribute to a team

The strongest teams from the Hothouse will be eligible to join the Co-Founders Core programme and work on their product idea.

Apply to the Hothouse by Wednesday 8 August 2018.

Core applications
Ready-formed teams can apply to Core, the 11-week programme, without going through the Hothouse. There are two areas of focus:

  • how to co-found
  • how to build a product through design sprints

The teams should be made up of two to four people and should be available to attend the 'Introduction to Design Thinking' workshop on Saturday 29 September 2018 where they will receive the toolkit for the programme.

Apply to Core by Friday 14 September 2018.

The organisers are looking for participants who can demonstrate unique skills, the best talent and the ability to create the next great Northern Ireland product or company.

Download the Co-Founders Autumn 2018 programme booklet (PDF, 505K).