Incereb secures €50K angel investment in fastest deal in HBAN history

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, today announces the fastest deal done in its history. An individual HBAN angel investor transferred €50,000 to Incereb, a neonatal monitoring sensors company, just 48 hours after hearing the Irish company’s presentation. 

Increased angel investment in Medtech, Virtual and Augmented Reality in 2018

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, today announces its predictions for 2018. HBAN is forecasting a 17% increase in angel investing in Irish start-ups as the economy grows in 2018, and it will reach €25 million per year by 2020.

International Security Accelerator Applications now OPEN until Nov 30th

International Security Accelerator  The Accelerator run by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs  

Prepping an Entrepreneur for a Deep Dive Meeting with Investors

This article, adapted from a post originally published by the author in Inc. Magazine, is the first in a three part mini-series on deep dives. To read the next article see Deep Dive Mini Series: Coaching on How to Survive A Deep Dive Meeting.

Stones Unturned: An Investor’s Guide to Due Diligence in Early Stage Companies

Some investors will tell you after spending 60 minutes with an entrepreneur they know in their gut whether to make an investment. They rely on their instincts and sometimes their ability to “pattern match” with successful opportunities and entrepreneurs they worked with in their past.

Acorn Angels invest in Social Peer to Peer Finance Platform

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

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

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.

€280k on offer for the island’s most innovative entrepreneurs

The InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition launches for 2017, to find upcoming business talent
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