How to apply?

The call for applications is now open.

Those interested in receiving an application form for Back for Business 5 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 15 February 2022.

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.