Competitive Start Fund for Female Entrepreneurs

Calling Female Entrepreneurs!

Enterprise Ireland launched a call for Female Entrepreneurs for applications on Wednesday 9th November 2016 to the Competitive Start Fund. The call will close on Wednesday 23rd November at 3pm.

Overview of the Competitive Start Fund

This fund is open to early stage companies in manufacturing & internationally traded services, specifically for Female Entrepreneurs or female-led start-ups active in the following subsectors: Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Fintech, Food, Cleantech and Industrial Products.

What is the maximum funding available?

The selected companies will receive a maximum investment of €50,000 for a 10% ordinary equity stake in the start-up company. The investment shall be released in two equal tranches. The Company will be required to secure additional equity investment of €5,000, from promoters or external investees, prior to the release of EI’s first tranche.

What is the call close date?

This call for applications will close on Wednesday 23rd November at 3pm.

How do companies apply?

Applications must be made through the Enterprise Ireland online application system.


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