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Acorn Angels invest in Social Peer-to-Peer Finance Platform

By hban.org Monday, 22nd May 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Ezine Articles, Angel, Entrepreneur, 2017.
Irish-based company Flender has won a funding package including the first investment by the Derry/Londonderry Acorn Angel Group, which included Padraig Canavan, Liam Bradley and Paul McElvaney. Flender is an online platform that creates a marketplace for businesses and individuals in the Republic of Ireland to borrow and lend money safely and at better rates than those offered by the banks.

Enterprise Ireland announces €750,000 in start-up funding for Female Entrepreneurs

By hban.org Wednesday, 26th April 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Entrepreneur, 2017.
The Enterprise Ireland INNOVATE programme for Female entrepreneurs delivered by Dublin Business Innovation Centre Enterprise Ireland’s €750,000 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for Female Entrepreneurs will open for applications on Wednesday 3rd May. Up to €50,000 in equity funding is available to a maximum of 15 successful female applicants with early stage start-up companies. Last year, one in three companies who received CSF investment from Enterprise Ireland were female-led.    

Fuelling Ambition Roadshows

By hban.org Wednesday, 5th April 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Entrepreneur, 2017.
Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland, in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and the Entrepreneurs Academy, is announcing the 2nd nationwide Fuelling Ambition “Steps to Success” roadshow targeting existing and potential female entrepreneurs.

CorkBIC Entrepreneur Experience

By hban.org Tuesday, 10th January 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Entrepreneur.
The Entrepreneur Experience® is a unique opportunity for 24 Emerging Entrepreneurs to gain unparalleled access and advice from 24 of Ireland's most successful Business leaders over 24 hours.

€2M deal helps HBAN-backed Wicklow Wolf brew up 20 jobs

By hban.org Friday, 28th October 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Deals Done, Angel, Entrepreneur, 2016.
Investment will fund a new, larger brewing site in Wicklow, enabling 15-fold increase in production Investment includes €722,000 from HBAN Food Syndicate, which will help the company expand into International markets including the US, Asia and Europe Food Syndicate’s second investment in Wicklow Wolf this year brings its total investment to over €800k in 18 months Company sold its first beer just two years ago and now has produced over 16 varieties of beer HBAN seeking new business angel investors to invest in businesses like Wicklow Wolf at its Business Angel Roadshow this November   HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment and a joint initiative of InterTradeIreland and Enterprise Ireland, today announces a €2 million investment in craft beer company, Wicklow Wolf. HBAN’s Food Syndicate is one of the leading stakeholders in the deal, which is also supported by Enterprise Ireland and a number of private investors.

Global Investor Challenge

By Cork BIC Friday, 2nd September 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Entrepreneur, 2016.
The Global Investor Challenge will seek to find the most investible Entrepreneurs and present them at the Grand final at the Startup Nations Summit in Cork in November 2016. This is a competition for Startups and Entrepreneurs who are seeking investment and are investor ready. There will be regional finals held across Ireland in the week leading up to the summit (Nov 14-18) with the Grand Final in Cork on Saturday November 19th. The Global Investor Challenge is part of the Growth Pathway Programme*. CorkBIC have huge experience organising similar initiatives for Startups and Entrepreneurs, have a look at the 2016 Entrepreneur Experience®

UPRISE Festival Pitch Battle coming to Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Cork

By Uprise Thursday, 18th August 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Entrepreneur, 2016.
UPRISE Festival Europe in association with Bank of Ireland is searching for Irish based competitors for its ‘Pitch Battle’ to be held during the UPRISE tech festival on October 20th in the RDS. The UPRISE Festival Pitch Battle will put the power in the hands of the audience as they vote for the startup best able to pitch its business. Now in its fourth edition, UPRISE is one of Europe’s foremost festivals for startups, enterprise and investors.

Thinktech Social Innovation Fund - Applications Open

By hban.org Saturday, 25th June 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Entrepreneur, 2016.
What is THINKTECH? | Social Innovation Fund THINKTECH is a €1 million project to support and grow ideas for a better Ireland. Created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland with support from Google.org and Government, the THINKTECH challenge identifies innovative ideas that use technology to create positive social impact in Ireland. THINKTECH is seeking proposals that impact lives and touch hearts.

HBAN-backed Sportlomo will add 25 jobs following €270k angel investment

By hban.org Thursday, 16th June 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Ezine Articles, Deals Done, Angel, Entrepreneur, 2016.
Funding round led by WxNW, HBAN’s newest angel syndicate 900,000 players and supporters of 52 sports in Europe, America and Asia benefit from Mayo-based Sportlomo’s service Marks first investment from WxNW, which aims to double its number of angels from 12 to 24 Investment is part of a targeted push by HBAN to encourage investment in start-ups from West and Northwest of Ireland HBAN, the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, today announces the first-ever investment from its newest angel syndicate, WxNW (West by Northwest). The syndicate has backed innovative Mayo-based sports technology start-up, Sportlomo. The €270,000 investment is co-funded by Enterprise Ireland and will see the creation of 25 jobs in the company.

HBAN-backed Soopa Pets to add 10 jobs following €400K investment

By Press Release Monday, 18th April 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Ezine Articles, Deals Done, Entrepreneur, 2016.
Funding round led by the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) Food Syndicate with support from Enterprise Ireland Investment will support 10 jobs in Soopa Pets over the next three years Announcement reflects HBAN’s ‘smart money’ approach; combining investment with strategic support Soopa Pets, which makes healthy dog treats, is expanding into international markets HBAN, the all-island group responsible for promoting business angel investment, today announces an investment in Soopa Pets, the maker of healthy and nutritious dog treats. The €400,000 funding was led by business angels from the HBAN Food Syndicate, with support from Enterprise Ireland, and will see the creation of 10 jobs in Soopa Pets.

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