Invitation to Participate - IDEATE Ireland 2024 Startup Competition

Invitation to Participate - IDEATE Ireland 2024 Startup Competition

IDEATE Ireland's mission is to uncover and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs, providing them with the support and resources necessary to transform their innovative ideas into successful international businesses. 

They are currently accepting applications for the 2024 competition, offering candidates the chance to refine their business concepts through workshops and mentorship and the opportunity to apply for startup support and cash funding.


Key Details:

  • Application Period: Open from Wednesday, 14 February 2024, until midnight on Tuesday, 19 March 2024.
  • Eligibility: Open to individuals and teams - undergraduates, postgraduates, and recent graduates (within two years of graduation), as well as researchers from any academic institution or research centre on the island of Ireland.
  • Program Highlights: Ten submissions will be selected to participate in a 10-week program, competing for a €20k cash prize fund and additional benefits.
  • Investment Stage: Can be in receipt of grant aid but not equity investment.


For more information about the competition and to view a captivating video featuring last year's participants, please visit


Additionally, they are hosting an online briefing on Thursday, 29 February 2024, at 17:00hrs.

Students and researchers interested in attending can register on the IDEATE Ireland website.