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Now entering its 4th year, UStart is DCU’s most exciting student entrepreneur startup competition open to both profit and non-for-profit ventures from all DCU students, including undergraduate, graduate, and part-time students enrolled in any DCU program.

We believe the best way for great start-up teams to accelerate their business is through a process of qualified access to the expertise and networks of experienced entrepreneurs and mentors.

UStart is a part time phased accelerator running from May to October 2016.

Over the course of the programme students will take their idea and create a Minimum Viable Product (M.V.P). Taking place in a part time capacity UStart 2016 allows students to work and travel whilst building their businesses.

Managed by the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurs, its aim is to give DCU students the opportunity to develop their innovative ideas and launch viable startup companies.

The overall package is valued in excess of €10,000 per company, includi...
Now entering its 4th year, UStart is DCU’s most exciting student entrepreneur startup competition open to both profit and non-for-profit ventures from all DCU students, including undergraduate, graduate, and part-time students enrolled in any DCU program.

We believe the best way for great start-up teams to accelerate their business is through a process of qualified access to the expertise and networks of experienced entrepreneurs and mentors.

UStart is a part time phased accelerator running from May to October 2016.

Over the course of the programme students will take their idea and create a Minimum Viable Product (M.V.P). Taking place in a part time capacity UStart 2016 allows students to work and travel whilst building their businesses.

Managed by the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurs, its aim is to give DCU students the opportunity to develop their innovative ideas and launch viable startup companies.

The overall package is valued in excess of €10,000 per company, including access to numerous 'drag and drop' building tools for apps, websites and videos.
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Keith Rogers

Luke Scales has worked at our Liffey Valley store since November 2012. During this period Luke has always proved to be hardworking, trustworthy, honest and well capable of maintaining the high standards and disciplines required in our business, he was the number 1 sales person through our company in December 2012 and regularly is in the top tier of our sales team. He provides excellent customer service and works very well with his colleagues and peers. Luke is regularly responsible for all aspects of the store and is very capable and responsible.
Keith Rogers, ECCO Shoes and Retail Excellence Ireland