Competitive Start Fund ICT & Industrial Sectors for start ups based outside County Dublin

By hban.org
Wednesday, 3rd June 2015
Filed under: Year2015

A call for applications for start-ups based outside of County Dublin for those active in the Manufacturing & Internationally Traded Services sectors including the following subsectors: Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Food, Cleantech and Industrial Products has opened today and will close at 3pm on Wednesday 17th June 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. This fund is open to applications from early stage companies who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below. All applications to the fund must be made via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System.

Overview of the Competitive Start Fund

The purpose of the Competitive Start Fund is to accelerate the growth of start-up companies that have the capability to succeed in global markets. The fund is designed to enable those companies reach key commercial and technical milestones, for example:

  • Evaluate overseas market opportunities and reach firm conclusions regarding the viability of the proposed business.
  • Build a prototype.
  • Secure a reference site.
  • Develop a market entry plan for exploiting international opportunities.
  • Secure partnership deal or strategic alliance.
  • Identify suitable channels to international markets.
  • Secure third party investment e.g. business angel, Venture Capital.

Am I eligible?

  • You are eligible to apply if you are an existing or potential client of Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start-Up Department.
  • The Competitive Start Fund is open to:
  • Companies who are active in the required sector for the call they are applying for.
  • Individuals who, prior to Enterprise Ireland's investment, will register a company which will be active in these sectors.
  • Individuals who, prior to Enterprise Ireland's investment, will have a headquarters registered and be based in Ireland. All intellectual property and assets must reside in the Irish entity.

For an application form and full details on the CSF fund go to the Enterprise Ireland Website