Accelerating the Creation Of Rural Nascent Start-ups (ACORNS) is a support system in place for early-stage female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland. The six-month, part-time development programme for 2018 was launched and is supported by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed, in August. Now in its fourth year, the programme has supported 150 female entrepreneurs with another 50 to be selected this year. The programme includes monthly round-table meetings with the participants’ lead entrepreneurs. These are successful female business women who have already successfully grown companies in rural Ireland. The programme’s success stories are innumerable with a plethora of businesses having thrived since their participation. Irish Country Living profile three ACORNS representatives from around the country.

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