AIB and TU Dublin Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities Programme

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AIB and TU Dublin Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities Programme is a new 12-week Course Commencing on September 21st.

This new course for people with disabilities who wish to start their own business will begin on September 21st and will take place each Wednesday from 11.00 – 13.00 for 12 weeks. The course is free for all successful applicants.

AIB and TU Dublin Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities Programme

TU Dublin will host and deliver the course through its Continuing Professional Development programme. It is open to anyone who self-identifies as having a disability and wishes to start their own business.

The course requires participants to have a business idea they wish to evaluate as a sustainable enterprise.

During the course, participants will cover the following topics:

  • Distinctive challenges facing people with disabilities becoming self-employed
  • Idea evaluation
  • Customer segmentation
  • Customer relationships and channels
  • Clarifying the Value Proposition
  • Balancing business and personal well-being
  • Key business activities
  • Key resources and partners
  • Developing financial projections
  • Test marketing your idea
  • Understanding legal matters
  • Presenting your business plan

The course will consist of 12 lectures followed by submitting a Business Plan.

Potential participants are initially required to submit an application form that includes a 500-word summary; the summary of their business idea can be typed into the form or else created via video or audio file. The summary should address the following questions:

  • Are you starting the business on your own or with co-founders?
  • What is the product/service?
  • What problem is your product/service solving?
  • Who will buy it?
  • Why is your product/service better than what is already available?

There are 20 places available on the course, and the selection will be made based on the information presented during these two stages of the application process. Applications for the course will close on September 4th, and any queries relating to the course should be emailed to

This course is open ONLY to people living in the Republic of Ireland.

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  1. Aoife Keegan 10/12/2022 at 19:17

    I missed this opportunity but have a disability.

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