The I-Cubed programme, delivered by DIT Hothouse is the ideal platform to help DIT students launch a successful business.

The programme, will commence it's third year in 2018. I-Cubed offers a powerful package of supports that will help create and drive your business towards success. I-Cubed runs over the summers months, finishing at the end of August and provides DIT students (undergraduate and postgraduate) with the expertise and funding to work on their early stage businesses.


DIT Hothouse Student Entrepreneurship Programme ICubed


  • Seed funding of up to 5,000 will be awarded to eachparticipant.

  • Free Office Space.

  • World class mentoring and support to aid your progress. 

2018 Bigger and Better

Practicing what we preach through the application of lean principles the team strives for perfection and have iterated the program to provide even greater value to DIT’s aspiring entrepreneurs.

More Participants

This year five participants are accepted into the programme.

New Offices

This year the participants will be housed in the brand new, purpose built Greenway building. 

Top Mentors

Participants will receive 11 workshops from leading experts on topics such as, the Lean Canvas, Strategy, Marketing, Finance and many more.

Programme Lead

We only work with Ireland's top serial entrepreneurs. We will be announcing the Programme Lead soon.

1:1 Mentoring

Participants will get to have weekly one-on-one mentoring sessions with Neal, where he’ll share his experience with identifying problem-solution fit, performing customer discovery, achieving product-market fit, perfecting their elevator pitches, iterating on their business models, raising investment to name just a few


  • At least one full-time team member to be a current student of DIT, or to be a recent graduate i.e graduated within the last 12 months

  • Ideally the business proposal should have international potential

  • Places are granted based on the viability of the business idea and the demonstrated commitment to make it a reality.

Next Steps

Complete the below form and we will notify you when applications are open for the 2018 I-Cubed Programme