Conquering the Summits Of Academy

The AIB Start-up Academy is a joint venture between AIB and The Irish Times to help Irish Start-ups succeed by providing quality training from industry experts and excellent networking opportunities. The overall winner of the Academy takes home the top prize, which is worth €200,000.

The eight-week Academy programme is an intensive learning experience, where our candidates will be exposed to practical information in marketing, sales and negotiation, digital and much more. Advice from industry experts and guest speakers with vast entrepreneurial experience ensure that participants are given the best support available for their business.

Trying to get your Start-up off the ground?

Even if you’re not taking part in this year’s competition, there are loads of ways to get involved and help your Start-up. We’re hosting AIB Start-up Academy Summits across the country with free tools and support to help entrepreneurs bring their business to the next level. The Summit offerings range from practical business advice to free professional headshots.

We’ve teamed up with partners Google, Grant Thornton and BCSG with MyBusinessToolkit to offer a host of tips and tools that have all been designed specifically to help Start-ups in attendance. As well as our partner speakers offering best-in-class advice at the Summits, we’ll also have topical panel discussions with well-known industry experts.