StartUp Nursery

The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (The DEC) and Ikove Capital have teamed up for a new Startup Nursery to help new Startup businesses!

Are you currently exploring a concept stage business idea or looking for a business partner for your Startup?  Ikove’s partnership with the DEC could be the right fertilizer or fuel for your new business’ needs.
Please share some information by filling out the form on this page.  Please be as transparent as possible. We understand that you might not have the answer to every question. That’s okay, this form is meant to help us determine if you’re a preliminary fit for our model and will make any follow-up conversations as productive as possible.
Once you complete the form Chaz Freutel, Director of The DEC, will follow-up with you to set up a call or meeting. You may be invited to give us a “pitch” and progress through our “coPath” funding process.
Ikove, (pronounced \ē-kōv\ ), is an indigenous word of the people of the Amazon Rain Forest, and the literal translation means “the spark of life”, “germination”, and “growth”.   Ikove launched at the DEC in 2014, graduated and has become a disrupter in the startup community. We are proud to have Ikove return with their Startup Nursery, providing nurturing services and funding for portfolio companies.
The DEC has a proven history of growing and graduating businesses.  In our first 10 years The DEC has graduated over 170 businesses and over 85% are still in business. Let’s explore together if The DEC and Ikove Startup Nursery can be a contributing growth factor for your entrepreneurial business success.