Scala – Business Accelerator Program

Deadline Date: April 04, 2024

Donor Name: Local Enterprise Office (LEO)

Grant Size: Not Available

Apply for the Scála an 11-week Accelerator Programme targeted at start up entrepreneurs with the potential for fast growth.

Scála (formerly Scale-X) is an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs to accelerate the growth of their business. The programme focuses on giving you a deep understanding of the metrics that can drive your success, the skills to build financial models that stand up to investor scrutiny, and industry engagement and mentorship that give you valuable insights to adapt your business model to create the perfect fit.

Who is eligible?

  • Any founder(s) with ambitions to grow their business globally.
  • Any founder(s) with the potential for fast business growth
  • A potential spin-out from an existing firm or third level institution
  • A commitment to grow your business from Donegal, no matter where in the world you live right now.
  • The programme is open to residents of Donegal or anyone that is part of the Donegal Diaspora within Ireland or worldwide.


  • Scála (formerly Scale-X) is seeking founders that have a unique insight into their industry, borne out of deep industry expertise or an evident passion for their idea, as well as solutions that solve a distinct customer problem.
  • They will select twelve teams to go with them on this journey. This will be based on the scale of ambition of the founder/s, the potential market size of your chosen field and, most importantly, the teams that they feel they can help the most. They will review every application and interview shortlisted candidates on a rolling basis, so apply early to give yourself the best possible chance to be accepted.
  • You must be available to participate on all programme days as outlined for Zoom sessions (Z) and in-person sessions (I-P). Weekly sessions will take place on Wednesdays, In-person (I-P) Full Day and Virtual/Zoom (Z) are morning sessions.

For more information, visit Local Enterprise Office (LEO).

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