Initiate - Innovate - Incubate.

Got an Idea.

The Start2Thrive is a free programme that helps female students identify business opportunities, validate their ideas and start a side-hustle or new venture. Delivered exclusively online the programme will provide access to tailored workshops, case studies, inspirational talks, professional pitches, business coaching, prize fund and much more…….

Ever considered starting your own business?

No business idea? No problem. Develop and validate ideas through specialist workshops.

  • Learn from the experiences of successful business owners through exclusive events.

  • Receive practical 1-2-1 mentoring from business leaders, alumni and entrepreneurs.

  • Develop your entrepreneurial skills by launching and growing a new business venture.

Accessing Support.

Funded by the the Ulster Bank in partnership with NI’s FE Colleges and facilitated by Enterprise North West, Start2Thrive is open to female students from any of the FE Colleges.


Enter your email address and details below to find out more about joining the coming-soon programme or to find out more about our upcoming events!

The Start2Thrive programme will also provide you with an experienced business coach to help you develop your business proposal. You will be required to engage with your coach and advisors outside of the workshop sessions

Contact Us

Make sure to express your interest above to find out more about joining the programme.

Or email quoting “START2THRIVE” in the subject line to discuss or to explore how you can support the programme.

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