Enterprise Ireland supports

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Enterprise Ireland works with entrepreneurs and business people across the full business development spectrum - from early-stage entrepreneurs, to established business owners and Irish multinational companies.

Their focus is on the following:

Their priority is the achievement of export sales growth from Irish-owned companies. All their services are geared toward helping Irish companies win international sales.

Their range of services is extensive, from funding, to making introductions in key international markets.

All services are made available to clients through their Enterprise Ireland Development Adviser who acts as the primary point-of-contact for all Enterprise Ireland services.

Development Advisers have sectoral expertise and are experienced in working with companies through all stages of the business development - from start-up, to established small and medium-sized enterprises, right through to Irish international companies with the ability to achieve significant scale.

Enterprise Ireland do not work with locally traded service companies or with micro-enterprises such as sole traders. Support for these companies or individuals is available from Local Enterprise Offices. However there are a supports that are relevant to smaller enterprises including the following:

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Competitive Start Fund


  • GradStart is a 24-month graduate placement programme. The objective of GradStart is to assist Enterprise Ireland’s indigenous companies to scale and grow their businesses through the introduction of good graduate talent to deliver clearly defined projects.
  • This offer will be specifically targeted at the graduate community and helping companies attract additional graduate resources.
  • The initiative will support companies with ambitious growth plans to employ up to three graduates at any one time, with a minimum Level 6 degree qualification on the National Vocational Qualifications Framework or equivalent.
  • See https://gradhub.ie/ for more information