We are no longer accepting applications for our 2023 Academy Programme

Our free bespoke learning programme is aimed towards entrepreneurs and budding entrepreneurs. Whether you are starting out or are already running an established business, our programme will guide you on your way to personal and business success, or help you rethink your business strategy and mission. Our programme will take place over 4 month period, beginning in September 2023. The programme will comprise of 4 group sessions (one monthly) for all students to in person in Armagh. Each session will welcome a different guest speaker to share their experiences and expertise about a specific topic in business.

The programme will take place on the following dates:

7th Sept
5th Oct
9th Nov
7th Dec

Each session will take place from 10am – 2pm. 

We will be covering the following topics within each masterclass:

Leadership – Hosted by Louise O’Meara 
Financial Literacy & Business Planning – Hosted by Tanya McGeehan

Brand Strategy -Hosted by Aisling Bremner 
Social Media – Hosted by Mary Quinn
Public Speaking & Pitching Your Business – Hosted by Sarah Travers 


How many people will be successful in gaining a place at the Academy?
We will be selecting 14 people to take part in our Academy Programme.

How will the programme benefit me?
Not only is our mentor programme designed to leave you feeling confident and motivated to take the next step in your future, but it will also provide you with the basic knowledge to do so as well as network expanding opportunities.

Will I be graded on my efforts?
We will carry out a ‘Pitch’ at the end of the programme, where each participant will pitch their business. This will be an informal and fun pitch, where all learning objectives should be incorporated.

What if I am unable to take part in the programme on the dates given above?
Our programme is ran yearly – we would love you to apply to next years intake!

How do I apply?
Applications will open on 1st June, and will close on 30th June. We may require you take part in a short zoom interview to gain a place at the academy.

2022 Evolve Academy Impact Statement 

Evolve Academy Impact Statement


“Four months of amazing networking, meeting entrepreneurs across many sectors and industries”

“It’s been an amazing experience, not only learning from the speakers but just having that interaction with other girls in different aspects of business, at different stages of their journey in business.”

“We all felt the same. It didn’t matter what stage of our business we were at – just starting out, well established – I think we all have those same challenges.”

“I’m so much more confident going forward & so much more excited about where my business is going!”

“I have met some amazing ladies that were also on the course and we are all still in contact. It’s a great port of call when we have any business related questions.”

“This free programme has been the opportunity of a lifetime.”

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.