New Call for Competitive Start Fund Applications - Graduate Entrepreneurship

Competitive Start Fund - Graduate Entrepreneurship

The Competitive Start Fund (CSF) aims to support early stage start-ups. A call for applications from recent graduates active in the Manufacturing & Internationally Traded Services sectors including the following subsectors: Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Food, Cleantech and Industrial Products will open on Wednesday 24th August 2016 and close at 3pm on Wednesday 7th September 2016. 
Late applications will not be accepted.

This fund is open to applications from early stage companies who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below. All applications to the fund must be made via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System.

Please note that applicants may only apply for either CSF International Entrepreneurship OR CSF Graduate Entrepreneurship, not both.

Overview of the Competitive Start Fund

The purpose of the Competitive Start Fund is to accelerate the growth of start-up companies that have the capability to succeed in global markets. The fund is designed to enable those companies reach key commercial and technical milestones, for example:

  • Evaluate overseas market opportunities and reach firm conclusions regarding the viability of the proposed business.
  • Build a prototype.
  • Secure a reference site.
  • Develop a market entry plan for exploiting international opportunities.
  • Secure partnership deal or strategic alliance.
  • Identify suitable channels to international markets.
  • Secure third party investment e.g. business angel, Venture Capital.

Click here for more information on the Competitive Start Fund.

 

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