Strategic Entrepreneur Programme

Strategic Entrepreneur Programme

Is your business at a crossroads or at a very early stage?

Are you considering making a major business decision?

Are you considering making your business more sustainable?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, the Strategic Entrepreneur Programme may be for you.  This first running of the program is free to participants and fosters strategic thinking, assumption validation and decision-making skills using novel effective evidence-based tools recently proven to increase entrepreneurial success.

We are interested in applications from all currently trading businesses, in particular those with an interest in sustainability.

The programme will start on January 23rd, 2024.  It will consist of six sessions.


January 23rd in person in the Ludgate Hub. 11.00 – 15.00 MTU Cork presents – Introduction, goal setting, and strategy development.
January 30th online 11.00 – 12.30 MTU Cork presents: Validating key assumptions, research methods and research planning 
February 6th  online 11.00 – 12:30 Circular Bioeconomy Cluster SW presents:  A circular economy training, research progression update
February 13th MIDTERM no session 
February  20th online 11.00 – 12.30 Bioeconomy Cluster SW presents:  A circular economy training, research update
February 27th online 11.00 – 12.30   MTU Cork presents:  research progress update, practice presentations
March 6th,  In person at the Ludgate Hub. 10.00- 14.00 Participant presentations and discussions with experts.


Apply here

The Strategic Entrepreneur Programme at the Ludgate Hub is part of Target Circular, an Interreg Europe funded project. The aim of the project is to enhance the success rates of SMEs that work in the sustainable space, through digitised entrepreneur training, and through the provision of shared services to entrepreneurs by business service organisations. 



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