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The Ireland Funds Competition 2018

The Ireland Funds Competition 2018

The Ireland Funds has partnered with NDRC to help you bring your idea from concept to pitch. Applications will be accepted until noon on Wednesday, 25th April 2018. Ten business ideas will then be selected to receive mentoring and support from NDRC through a series of workshops during May and June, with the opportunity to compete to pitch for a place on one of NDRC’s investment programmes,€16,000 in prize money and other supports.

First prize

The opportunity to pitch for a place on one of NDRC’s investment programmes along with €10,000 cash prize. NDRC is Ireland’s most successful digital accelerator, specifically designed to enable entrepreneurial teams transform solid ideas into commercially viable start ups.

Runner-up prizes

€5,000 cash prize (first runner-up)

€1,000 cash prize (second runner-up)

All finalists will receive detailed feedback on their business ideas and pitches from the NDRC Venture Investment team and judging panel.

Who is eligible?

The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition is open to residents in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland at pre-investment stage and are specifically looking for three things:

1 A technology/digital proposition

2 Global scalability potential

3 Team (must be more than one person)

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