Our Aim

Going for Growth is designed to support women who are serious about growing their businesses and are the owner manager of a business which has been trading for at least two years. At Going for Growth, we believe that entrepreneurs learn best from each other. Accordingly, the initiative is based on interactive roundtable sessions that are facilitated, not by consultants, academics or professional trainers, but by successful entrepreneurs.

If you would like to find out more about the initiative or have any questions about Going for Growth please feel free to contact us at info@goingforgrowth.com. You may also wish to download the brochure for more information.

The Going for Growth initiative is funded by Enterprise Ireland and KPMG. To learn more about our sponsors click here.

Who can apply?

Going for Growth is for ambitious female entrepreneurs across all sectors who are located in the Republic of Ireland. The entrepreneur should already be the owner manager of a business of which she is a major shareholder and key influencer.

Suitable applicants need to demonstrate significant aspiration for growth and should be working full time in the business. It is expected that the business will have been trading for at least two years.

Applications will also be considered on an exceptional basis from candidates who have more recently set up businesses that are highly innovative and demonstrate significant ambition and expect to be selling in export markets. These businesses, however, must have generated some sales or raised significant equity investment.

You can register your interest here and you will be sent an application form when the call opens.

Our Lead Entrepreneurs

The Going for Growth Lead Entrepreneurs have the practical knowledge that comes from first-hand experience of owning and managing a business that has achieved considerable growth. One of the strengths of the Going for Growth programme is the high quality of the Lead Entrepreneurs, all of whom give their time on a voluntary basis to the programme.

To learn more about the Lead Entrepreneurs click here.

To them and to our sponsors we are most grateful as Going for Growth simply could not happen without them.

News Updates

The call for applications is now closed. 

If you are interested in participating in the 17th cycle of Going for Growth, you can register your interest here and you will be sent a link to the application form as soon as they become available (Oct 2024).