How to apply?

The call for applications is now open.

Those interested in receiving an application form for Back for Business 6 should register their interest in the first instance here and they will be sent a link to the application form by email. Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 6 January 2023.

If you have any questions, or if there is any difficulty registering online, please phone us on (+353) 1 8450770 or email us on

As it is expected that there will be many more applications than there are places available, it will be a competitive selection process. The Lead Entrepreneurs will play a key role in selecting the successful candidates. They will be seeking those who are prepared to fully engage with the initiative over its six months duration; demonstrate a determination to advance their fledging businesses; are prepared to work hard in pursuit of their entrepreneurial goals; and expect to become employers.