GreenworalRural Women Entrepreneurship Programme

In June 2022 we joined a European project, working in collaboration with institutions from Spain, Cyprus and Latvia on the development of a programme that aims to support rural women who want to set up their own business. Read more about the project below.

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GREENWORAL project objectives:

  • empower adult women in rural areas
  • equip them with new digital and green entrepreneurship skills
  • promote entrepreneurial and innovative activities that are beneficial for the natural environment and with financial profitability for rural women
  • encourage and facilitate the improvement of the lives and livelihoods of the population in the rural areas
  • correct the imbalance between startups between men and women
  • achieve a balance between the use of natural resources and the maintenance of income in these areas

Benefitsto participants

  • A FREE online course delivered by TU Dublin.
  • Self-paced learning online with 2 days in person in The Mill Enterprise Hub.
  • Access to free mentorship.
  • Guest speakers – inspiring women entrepreneurs.
  • Certified by UPCT (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena) in Spain

Course schedule:

April 2023-May 2023

Course syllabus (2 weeks per module):

  • Digital skills
  • Green entrepreneurship
  • Business skills
  • Soft skills

Who is the course for?

  • You live in a rural area, come from a rural background, or would like to open a business in a rural area.
  • You don’t have any experience in running a business, or you’ve tried and would like to do it again.
  • You are a patient disciplined learner with ambition to set up your own business.
  • You are passionate about sustainability, climate change and saving the environment for future generations.

Module 1: Digital Skills

  • Information processing
  • Use and management of the virtual Classroom
  • Introduction to computer science
  • Digital content creation
  • Online collaboration tools
  • Using social networks Computer
  • security & troubleshooting
  • Time management & project management tools

Module 2: Green Entrepreneurship

  • Introduction to entrepreneurship and enterprise purpose
  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • Climate change & the environment
  • Social issues & climate justice
  • Application of the principles of doughnut economics to business context

Module 3: Business

  • Generating business ideas
  • Evaluating project strengths & weaknesses
  • Main legal forms of small business
  • Business management
  • Preparing a business plan

Module 4: Soft Skills

  • Introduction to Soft Skills
  • Communication & Active Listening Skills
  • Leadership & Teamwork Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management

Goals ofgreen entrepreneurship

  • Creating and implementing solutions to environmental problems
  • Supporting local ecology
  • Contribute to the green economy
  • Creating a business model that is economically profitable, environmentally conscious and creates social value.

Further Information:

More details on the project and our partners on the official website.

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DDIH Pre-Accelerator ProgramAbout Drogheda Digital Innovation Hub (DDIH)

The Mill is partnering with Louth Co. Council on the delivery of the Drogheda Digital Innovation Hub, (DDIH). The program will involve the delivery of a pre-accelerator program, a town centre hub and a dedicated program manager to promote enterprise development in the greater Drogheda area.

What is a Pre-Accelerator?
A pre-accelerator is a program focused on early stage startups, taking them from concept to MVP (minimum viable product).

A big part of the program is mentorship. Experienced mentors will come in and give the team guidance with product and customer validation, marketing, product development, pitch and anything else needed to build the product to a place in which it can attract investment and attention.

About DDIH Pre-Accelerator
DDIH is a pre-accelerator program designed to target the high skilled workers in Drogheda or who currently commute from Drogheda to Dublin each day. Drogheda and Co. Louth are in the heart of the M1 Economic corridor which is the most densely populated area of the island and home to some of the most innovative companies in both the traditional and new technology sectors.

The DDIH Pre-Accelerator will provide existing skilled workers within the Drogheda catchment with a viable option to develop their concept to help launch and scale their idea.

Benefits of a Pre-Accelerator
Help develop your concept and establish your MVP (Minimum Viable Product)
Get into a lean startup mindset
Meet potential co-founders and other like-minded individuals
Get easy access to the startup ecosystem
Access to equity-free knowledge.

Start Dates & Selection Process
The program which will commence in mid 2023 and we will provide more details on the application process in Q1 2023.

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