How to apply?

The call for applications is now closed.

Those interested in receiving an application form for Back for Business 4 should register their interest in the first instance here and they will be sent an application form by email when the call for applications opens.  This form should be completed and returned by email attachment to

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.