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RYAN ACADEMY is Ireland’s leading centre for Web Entrepreneurship. RYAN ACADEMY was set up by the family of the late Tony Ryan, founder of Ryanair. Tony’s son, Declan Ryan, remains a key ongoing supporter of the academy and its mission.

The RYAN ACADEMY’s aim is to be the leading supporter of entrepreneurship and innovation in Ireland. RYAN ACADEMY was formed in 2009 and hosts a range entrepreneurial and innovation programmes, described below. RYAN ACADEMY helps to build businesses; our focus is on operations and execution. We specialise in validation of the business case, acquisition strategy and financial models. We have an extremely strong mentor pool of successful entrepreneurs, C-level executives and investors which we leverage frequently to support our programmes and network our startup companies.

Value Proposition

  • Through our networks of world class entrepreneurs and C-Level executives in large multinationals we match our portfolio with the individuals who are most likely to provide the maximum benefit from engaging with the company.
  • We enable our portfolio companies to manage and reduce risk, this is done by identifying the right products that markets want to buy.
  • We connect our startups and entrepreneurs with other investors in Ireland and abroad to ensure these investors have ongoing awareness of and engagement with the RYAN ACADEMY’s portfolio, company performance and leadership teams.



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