Illuminate 2019 Course Content

Who is delievering the programme?

DCU Ryan Academy is a non-profit, partnership between Dublin City University and the Ryan Family that aims to be the leading supporter of entrepreneurs and innovation in Ireland. They currently deliver the Female
High Fliers Programme which is an accelerator programme for female led startups which specifically addresses the challenges facing female entrepreneurs, supported by Enterprise Ireland. This programme fast tracks female entrepreneurs, their leadership skills and their businesses. It includes a comprehensive programme of workshops,
bespoke mentoring and excellent networking opportunities.

5by20 is The Coca-Cola Company’s global commitment to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million
women entrepreneurs across the company’s value chain by 2020. Through 5by20, Coca-Cola address the most
common barriers women face when trying to succeed in the marketplace. This initiative offers women access to business skills training courses, financial services and connections with peers or mentors — along with the confidence that comes with building a successful business. Coca-Cola International Services are delighted to sponsor the Illuminate Female Entrepreneur Programme which compliments this initiative.

The Mill is a leader in making the wider Drogheda region the most entrepreneurial area in Ireland. The Mill is a National leader in delivering effective regional growth, and promoting ‘best practice’ supports for entrepreneurs including mentoring, training, and a collaborative and nurturing environment. Our mission is to be an effective
catalyst for enterprise development in our area by providing a hub which fosters the accelerated creation and growth of healthy new enterprises. We promote and support a spirit of entrepreneurship at every level in the local community through our various programmes and facilities.

The M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet was established to support companies across the North East Region by offering them access to subsidised training in a local setting. The focus of the M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet is to communicate with businesses along the M1 Corridor, to listen to their training needs and current and future skill shortages, and to support them by organising training courses which are impactful, relevant and which deliver results. M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Member
companies actively participate in determining their own training needs and how, when and where their training
will be facilitated. We foster a collaborative enterprise networking approach and provide a flexible and fast
response to ever-changing skill demands. This provides high standards of relevant training, tailored to suit the specificneeds of your business, delivered in convenient location at exceptional value for money.


The course is highly-subsidised via sponsorship from AIB, Coca-Cola International Services, along with the M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet and Louth and Meath Local Enterprise Offices. The fees are €495 per person.