What is LEAP?

LEAP – Limerick Enterprise Acceleration Platform is a tailor made programme designed to support entrepreneurs to establish high performance companies. We are looking for TEN people* who can create award winning businesses.


Ireland Inc needs to create and develop new businesses to continue its economic growth. Entrepreneurs require dedicated supports within a start-up enterprise focused environment to accelerate business success.


LEAP participants will be based in the QUESTUM Acceleration Centre, Ballingarrane Science & Technology Park, Clonmel, E91 V239. QUESTUM is an enterprise centre set up in partnership with Tipperary County Council. You will be based in a shared office (desk, chair, with access to phone and broadband) facility at no charge for the 6 months of the programme.


The LEAP programme provides an integrated model of business coaching, management development training (professional and interpersonal skills), access to experienced business mentors, and business clinics - practical supports to ensure superior business planning thereby creating a platform for your business to succeed by achieving the sales that will make your business profitable.


There are currently no fees as LIT have enterprise supporters sponsoring the LEAP programme this year.

Can I still work?

This is a full time programme to give each business the best platform for success so you will need to consider your personal funding requirements for the 6mths of the LEAP programme. It is expected that you will be working full time on your new business.


The LEAP programme 2017 runs from 30th August 207 to February 2018 – the 6mth intensive programme could change your life, if you’re prepared to embrace the challenge.


Contact Derek Blackweir, QUESTUM Acceleration Centre Manager for further details or if you’ve any query about the LEAP programme – derek.blackweir@lit.ie or +353 504 28027

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