NDRC announced today that it is inviting applications for investment and participation in its next NDRC LaunchPad programme, which begins in February 2016. Regarded as one of Europe’s premier accelerator programmes, NDRC is seeking ambitious entrepreneurs with digital ideas and products that have the potential to scale globally.  Those selected to take part in the 12 week programme will receive up to €30,000 in pre seed investment plus the expert development and commercial support from the NDRC team. An Information Evening will be held on Wednesday 2nd December in NDRC on Crane Street, Dublin 8 at 6pm for prospective candidates. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the NDRC team, other portfolio companies and find out more about the programme and the application process.

In a recent Europe wide study of business incubators by UBI Global, NDRC was ranked the no 1 University Business Accelerator in Europe. With a track record that is second-to-none in validating early stage  ventures and introducing those ventures to next stage investors, notable alumni include Logentries, recently acquired for $68 million by US security analytics giant Rapid7.

Speaking as the application announcement was made, NDRC’s Gary Leyden, said:

“We are looking for entrepreneurs and startups that can demonstrate some unique domain knowledge (in terms of industry knowledge or a deep understanding of the problem) and can clearly show why they will be exceptional at execution. We want founders and startup teams that can show us that there is something innovative about their approach to addressing the market problem”.

gary_LThe overall deadline for applications to NDRC LaunchPad is 11th December with full details on the application process available on www.ndrc.ie/launchpad Prospective applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible due to expected high volumes of entries.

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