€200k start-up fund for Ireland’s south-east

15 Dec 2014

A new €200,000 fund to help entrepreneurs in the south-east region of Ireland has been established by the Government.

The fund can provide up to €25,000 towards the cost of a feasibility study to help new entrepreneurs validate their start-up ideas.

The aim of the fund is to stimulate growth and job creation in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford.

“This fund is to help entrepreneurs in the south-east to start high-growth indigenous businesses that will create the jobs of the future,” the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin, TD, said.

“As proven by local successes such as Sonru, Eishtec and FeedHenry, the south-east offers a rich environment in which new Irish businesses can start and grow to deliver strong job-creation potential.”

Full details of the fund, including the online application form, are available on the Enterprise Ireland website.

The deadline for applications is 3pm on Tuesday, 20 January, 2015.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years