Imagine It Business Programme for Female entrepreneurs

CIDO is delighted to have been chosen as a regional partner to deliver The Yes You Can ‘Explore It’ initiative which will be delivered across Northern Ireland in conjunction with Women in Business. Explore It is designed to support women in turning their idea into reality. The programme offers support  through 3 one-day workshops, 3 evening meet ups and 3 months of buddy support from an experienced female entrepreneur. 


Who Is It For?

  • Females with an idea for a business
  • Early stage start Up

What is it?

Each area will have a group of 15 women who will be encouraged to work together on their business ideas.

  • You will attend 3 one-day workshops that will cover getting started, marketing/selling and finance/operations.
  • You will also be offered the opportunity to take part in 3 evening sessions with role models who will help you to problem solve.
  • In addition to workshops, individuals will be allocated a Buddy who supports them through meetings, telephone calls and online communication over 3 months. You can avail of up to 8 hours of buddy support.

When Is It?

Progamme delivery for the Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council and Newry, Mourne & Down District Council areas will take place

at CIDO Innovation Centre, 77 Charlestown Road, Craigavon


  • Fri 4th October (workshop)
  • Fri 11th October (workshop)
  • Fri 18th October (workshop)


  • Tues 22nd October (evening session)
  • Tues 12th November (evening session)
  • Tues 3rd December (evening session)

If you would like further information on how to take part please contact or call 028 3839 6520.

Alternatively you can download the application form Women in Business