New €500,000 Fund For Female Entrepreneurs

11th November 2015

Posted In: FYI

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, launched a new €500,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund to support businesswomen in starting new enterprises.

The initiative is part of an ongoing drive by Enterprise Ireland to boost the number of innovative, export-oriented businesses being set up and led by female entrepreneurs.

The Fund is open to female-led start-ups in Manufacturing and Internationally Traded Services including Internet, Games, Apps, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Food, Consumer Products, Medical Devices and e-Health.  Applications will be considered on a competitive basis and the financial support will be in the form of equity investment.

The Fund, which provides for up to €50,000 in equity support for each successful applicant, opens for applications today and closes at 3pm on Wednesday, 25 November 2015.

Application forms are available on the Enterprise Ireland website.