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Programme Overview

Delivered in partnership with the Dublin Business Innovation Centre, the HPSU SPRINT programme supports startups who will be seeking seed investment in the next 6-9 months to become investor ready. Founders are given a deep understanding of the sales process and validating the business through sales, the funding journey and the importance of having a robust financial model, funding options and developing and presenting an investor pitch. 

Workshop Outcomes

SPRINT focuses on the key elements of a successful investor proposition:

  • Sales process, sales planning, customer acquisition and the importance of early revenue generation.
  • Financial modelling and projections and the requirement to have a detailed understanding of the financials.
  • The investor and funding landscape and developing a funding strategy.
  • The Investor Pitch Deck.

Participants will also meet CEO founders who are further along the journey and will have the opportunity to hear from potential funding sources including VC, Angel, Crowd and tax-based funding exerts.


SPRINT is a 3-day programme run across three consecutive weeks and is hosted in the Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylor’s Lane, Dublin 8.

The programme is delivered in a workshop style format with a high degree of interaction between participants and facilitators.

The learnings from SPRINT come from listening to subject matter experts and seasoned entrepreneurs as well as group discussions with other participants who are facing similar challenges.

SPRINT 2022 Dates:

Tuesday, April 26th

Tuesday, May 3rd

Tuesday, May 10th

Training Provider

Dublin BIC works with entrepreneurs to start and scale by providing a comprehensive range of programmes specifically designed to advance the ambitions of early-stage companies.  Dublin BIC is well positioned to deliver the SPRINT programme working with numerous startups through the Guinness Enterprise Centre, HALO Business Angel Network and its Investor Ready Programme.


Cost €125

Who Should Apply

SPRINT is open to Enterprise Ireland clients.

Please email to check if you are eligible to participate.

Programme Manager

Ciara Gorman

E: Ciara
T: 01 727 2883

  • 3 days
  • Cost €125
  • Founders

What past participants say about SPRINT

The SPRINT programme has changed my business in every way.  Before we started the programme we were given a Business Model Canvas (BMC) to complete which really helped me take a helicopter view of my business. We tackled the BMC on the first day and I now have it hanging on my office wall. It has really helped me focus.

Martin O’Connell, Nasal Medical

SPRINT was a great help to House My Dog. Throughout the programme we received a crash course in building your business, pitch and financials. We connected with key people to focus on our weakest areas and have since seen a big impact on our growth. We would recommend all Irish startups to take part in the programme.

James McElroy, House My Dog

The SPRINT programme has been invaluable for giving us real focus within the business, and accelerating us to revenue stage. The programme was much more interactive and engaging than any other programme I’d been on before. Each topic was discussed in relevance to our business and this is what made it so beneficial.

Sophie Morris, POLR