No better time than a recession to start a new business. if you are thinking of starting one then then there is no better place than a business incubator. Here are the ones I know about. Please add any I may have missed as comments.
|Program||Institution||Location||Duration||How To Apply|
|DIT HotHouse||DIT||Dublin||12 months||Via email. Instructions.|
|M50 Program||ITT||Dublin||12 months||Via email. Instructions. Form.|
|Invent||DCU||Dublin||12 Months||Via email. Instructions.|
|LEAP||LIT||Limerick||12 months||Via email. Instructions. Form.|
|Genesis||CIT||Cork||12 months||Apply Online|
|SEEPP||WIT||Waterford||12 Months||Via email. Instructions.|
|ERIC||IT Carlow||Carlow||12 Months||Not clear.|
|MWEP||Galway Mayo IT||Galway||12 Months||Via email. Form.|
|CEIM||LYIT||Letterkenny||12 Months||Via email. Instructions.|
|RDC||DKIT||Dundalk||12 Months||Via phone.|
All these programs will get you fast track to CORD funding and offer incubation space and a variety of training programs. However, their most valuable asset is exposure to like minded entrepreneurs for a 12 month period.