Enterprise Ireland has launched a new €500,000 Competitive Start Fund aimed at attracting international start-ups to locate in Ireland.
The fund is aiming to make a €50,000 investment in 10 companies for a 10pc equity stake as well as other supports such as mentors, development programmes and more.
The Start-up Gathering 2015 will take place across Ireland from 5 to 10 October, with events being planned across five days, five cities and five industries, promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and Ireland’s start-up sector.
The event is aimed at highlighting the current start-up environment to attract investors from abroad, as well as lure foreign start-ups to Ireland to set up a base in the country.
Backed by the Irish Government and led by Start-up Ireland, it will see Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford and Limerick hold events for five days to showcase the start-up scene “to up to 15,000 people”.
Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund aims to accelerate the growth of start-up companies and is designed to help companies reach key milestones, including building a prototype, securing customers, achieving “product market fit” and securing a seed round investment from seed funds and venture capitalists.
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