ISAX Ingenuity is a Build Your Own Business Programme tailored for people age 50+ who want to start their own business.

The programme is led by ISAX and run in collaboration with the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and sponsored by Bank of Ireland.

Why the Ingenuity


You are aged 50+ (or almost).


You are ready to build your business idea.


You have experience accumulated over a life time of work.

Take Charge

You would enjoy the autonomy of being your own boss and the challenges of starting your own business.



Designed to provide participants with the opportunity to develop and validate their business ideas and if necessary, adapt the original idea.


Devised to provide participants with the skills and opportunity to pitch to potential investors with access to the ISAX Alumni club on graduation.


A gateway to the ISAX Smart Ageing Innovation Exchanges, co-working spaces, Dublin and Limerick. Participants should have a completed a business plan by course end.


A forum for learning from each other and to support the emergence of new value chains through cross collaboration with the opportunity to enter The Smart Ageing Innovation Awards; scheduled for 24th October 2018.


Based on best in class – build your own business modules.

Express your interest here