Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund 9th February 2021

Competitive Start Fund – Call Opening 9th February 2021


€1m All Sectors Competitive Start Fund  - www.enterprise-ireland.com/csfallsectors

-  Up to 20 potential Investments

-  Mentoring support


For this All Sectors call, applications are invited from entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial teams and existing early stage start-ups active in the Manufacturing & Internationally Traded Services sectors.

What is the maximum funding available?

The selected companies will receive a maximum investment of €50,000 for a 10% ordinary equity stake in the start-up company. The investment shall be released in two equal tranches. The Company will be required to secure additional equity investment of €5,000, from promoters or external investees, prior to the release of EI’s first tranche.


What is the call close date?This call for applications will close on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 3pm.


How do companies apply?

Applications must be made through the Enterprise Ireland online application system www.enterprise-ireland.com/csfallsectorsInformation on the Competition and Support with preparing applications is available and will be delivered by the Business Innovation Centres (national BICs) in partnership with Enterprise Ireland


Application Support WorkshopsApplication Support Workshops will be held online by Business Innovation Centres (BIC) nationwide. Workshops are held via Zoom and are free to attend. Spaces are limited, workshops are interactive and participation is welcomed from entrepreneurs and early stage companies. Workshops are also open to internationally based entrepreneurs looking to start a business in Ireland. Prior registration is required.





Dublin BIC

18th   February 

10am-12 noon

Register Here

West BIC

9th February


Register Here

South East   BIC

10th February

Register Here

Cork BIC

11th February

10am-12 noon

Register Here

Further AssistanceThe Local Business Innovation Centre (BIC) in addition to application support workshops above can offer assistance with application preparation. Potential applicants can contact the Local BIC for more information:


For more information:

Log on to:www.enterprise-ireland.com/csfallsectors

Email: csf@enterprise-ireland.com Ring the dedicated Help Line: 01 727 2202 (operating remotely, ideally send an email to csf@enterprie-ireland.com or alternatively leave a message and we will return your call).