Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship (IME)

Mission statement
"To offer all of the people of minority groups in Ireland equal opportunity to maximise their economic and social potential through entrepreneurship research, education, training, and mentoring".

Aims and objectives
The 'Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship' was established to offer the different minority groups in Ireland equal opportunity through entrepreneurship education and training. 'Minority Entrepreneurship' has been broadly defined by the Institute to be inclusive of those communities who are generally regarded as being outside of mainstream Irish society in terms of entrepreneurship.

The following groups are considered by the Institute to be 'minority entrepreneurship groups':
- ethnic;
- disabled;
- 'grey';
- travellers;
- gay;
- female;
- gaeltacht & rural;
- home-based entrepreneurs;
- socio-economically disadvantaged.

The primary objective of the Institute is to bring significant benefit to its target audiences by researching the needs of these minority entrepreneurship groups, developing appropriate training programmes and materials, and delivering these programmes in the most effective manner possible for each individual group. The work of the Institute is highly ambitious and therefore requires support from a wide range of stakeholders.

Contact Information: 

Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship
Dublin Institute of Technology
Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Tel: 01 402 71 03
Fax: 01 402 71 98


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