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Upcoming Opportunity – Contractor for Co-Founders Programme

Location: Derry~Londonderry

Closing Date: 16th Jan, 2020
Invitation to Tender 

Due to the success of the Co-Founders programme in Belfast, we’re delighted to be launching the programme in the North West in February/March 2020.

Co-Founders is a unique programme for first time entrepreneurs and early stage startups. It helps talented individuals to form teams, build creative confidence and create a product that customers really want. It comprises two areas of focus: how to be a Co-Founder and how to develop a Product Mindset. You can find out more about the programme here.

We are seeking to engage a contractor to work alongside the Programme Manager to fulfil the following responsibilities:

  1. Promotion of Co-Founders to the relevant audiences in the NW including face to face meetings and presentations to key stakeholders
  2. Using creative methods both traditional and digital to identify target individuals and teams.
  3. Follow up with interested individuals by telephone, email and one to one meetings to encourage potential candidates to apply and provide greater clarity on the programme
  4. Participate in the shortlisting of programme candidates and the interview process
  5. Manage the logistics for the application process and the delivery of the programme (both the Hothouse and Core components) including communication with candidates, the facilitation team, other individuals involved in the delivery of the programme including experienced CEOs/Founders of technology businesses, booking rooms and catering
  6. Attend and support the delivery and facilitation of the Hot House, Core workshops and Demo Evening as outlined in the key dates below
  7. Primary point of contact throughout the whole process from applications through to completion of the programme
  8. Manage the feedback process at the end of the programme including the collation of the feedback and reporting on key insights and recommendations for improvement.


Programme Dates 

(Please note change of programme dates below) 

The contractor must be available on the following dates to fulfil the commitment of the role:

Recruitment: January-March – up to 20 hours per week for recruitment activities outlined above

Interviews: w/c 16th March – 3 days of interviews but can be flexible on dates

Hothouse weekend: Friday 27th (1pm to 10pm) and Saturday 28th March (8am to 5pm)

Core programme: Every Monday evening from 5pm to 9.30pm from Monday 30th March to 15th June.

Evaluation: w/c 22nd June

How to Apply For Tenders

Please submit your proposal as per the Instructions for Submission in the Tender Application pack.

Get in Touch

If you have any queries, please contact