Enterprise Ireland launches €750k Competitive Start Fund
11th June 2019
Enterprise Ireland’s €750k Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for women entrepreneurs will open for applications on Tuesday, 25th June. Up to €50,000 in equity funding is available to a maximum of 15 successful applicants with early stage start-up companies.
In addition to securing funding, successful applicants will be offered a place on the Innovate accelerator programme, delivered by Dublin BIC. Taking place over a 12-week period in the Guinness Enterprise Centre, the interactive Innovate programme will increase the capabilities of the participants and move them to investor-ready within a short period.
The purpose of the CSF for women entrepreneurs is to accelerate the growth of women-led start-up companies that have the capability to become High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) companies with the potential to employ more than 10 people and achieve €1 million in export sales within three years.
Introduced in 2012 as part of Enterprise Ireland’s female entrepreneurship strategy, the dedicated fund is designed to enable companies reach key commercial and technical milestones which will ensure delivery of their product or service to a global audience. Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.
Full details on the Competitive Start Fund for women entrepreneurs, including the application form and eligibility criteria, can be accessed on the Enterprise Ireland website
The Competitive Start Fund for women Entrepreneurs will close for submissions at 3pm on Tuesday 16th July.