LEO Innovation Investment Fund

For Innovative Micro-Enterprises to Execute their Investor Ready Business Plans

Online Application Deadline July 31st 2017


Investment Fund of €1.5M

  • The LEOs will have an overall investment fund of €1.5 million.
  • This fund will be available through the network of 31 Local Enterprise Offices, targeting Investor Ready LEO Clients who wish to start, grow, or develop innovative Micro Enterprises. 

Investor Ready Programme

  • Promotors will apply online and will be selected to participate on a short highly focused Investor Ready Programme. 
  • This programme will work with Investor Ready LEO clients who typically will have short term investment requirements, to implement their innovative development plan.
  • The programme will incorporate 1 +1 mentoring to assist the promotor prepare an investor ready plan.

Investor Ready

  • At the conclusion of the programme you will have the opportunity to make a formal pitch to an Investor Panel to potentially secure a LEO Grant Investment of €25,000 to fund your innovative business start-up or development.

Submit Online Application and Mandatory Video on or before July 31st 2017.

  • Screening Process Stage (August 2017)
  • Selection of participants by LEOs to participate on Investor Ready Programme ( August/September 2017)
  • Investor Ready Programme and one to one mentoring (September 2017)
  • Completion of Investor Ready Plan (September 2017)
  • Presentation of Investor ready plan and pitch to investors (October 2017)
  • LEO Investments agreed and feedback to participants from other investors (October/November 2017)

How to Apply

  • The application process is easy. 
  • Submit your application and mandatory video through our online form. 
  • Applicants must select the county in which their business is or will be located. 
  • You have the option to save the application and return at a further date

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