LEO Innovation Investment Fund

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WHO CAN APPLY?

EXISTING LEO M1 CLIENTS WITH AN INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN WHICH MIGHT INCLUDE:

  • New Product Launch
  • New Process Development
  • New Market Opportunity
  • Diversifying your existing marketing strategy
  • Changing your Business and/or Revenue Model
  • Introducing Brexit Proofing Measures to sustain the future development of your business
  • Making an addition to your Management Team

 

EXISTING LEO M2 CLIENTS TRADING FOR GREATER THAN 12 MONTHS:

  • Manufacturing businesses with innovative products or processes with potential to export
  • Traded Services businesses who have an innovative service offering which has the potential to serve international markets
  • All sectors are eligible to apply but priority will be given to new start ups in the following sectors: Software/IT, Digital, Creative and Gaming, Food and Agri, Healthcare and Lifesciences, Traded Services included Fintech, Environmental and Cleantech

Deadline for Applications is on or before July 31st  2017

Click here for more information on the Eligibility Criteria

INVESTOR READY PROGRAMME:

Promoters 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 startup or development.

Time Lines:

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 )

 

For more information go to www.liif.ie

 

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