Useful Business Links

Galway Local Enterprise
Galway Rural Development
Inis Oírr Aran
Mayo Local Enterprise
Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company Teoranta (trading as Mayo North East)
Roscommon Local Enterprise
Roscommon Leader Partnership
South West Mayo Development
Údarás na
Western Development
Start Up Information & Supports for Entrepreneurs & Companies
AIB - Tools & Guides - for Start Ups & existing Businesses
AIB Start UP Package - in association with your local
chamberoffer is dedicated to start-ups and SMEs in
Astia - Propelling female entrepreneurs in high-growth
Bank of Ireland-Business Start Up Guides
Business Model
Business Plan Template
Business Regulation
Business Start Up News &
Business Start
Central Statistics Office - Statistics
Cloud-based platform for start-ups and high performing SMEs, with information and tools to help you succeed in
Database of Expert Articles on Starting and Growing a
Dell Centre for Entrepreneurship in Ireland - helping emerging business gain resources, expertise and solutions to get market quicker. Launched Jan 2014. €10m
Dublin Web
Enterprise Ireland - Information Store for
Entrepreneur's Help
Ernst & Young - Resource for
EU Portal for SMEs
Family Business Ireland - helping Family
GEM - Global Entrepreneur
Get a Free Website for Your
Get Export
Government portal for
Guidelines & advice on how to approach starting a business/
Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship Magazine
Irish Revenue Guide to Starting in Business - IT and search
for Leaflet IT 48 in the Site Search Box
The Irish Tech StartUp Guide to New York City
Learn how to set up an online
Multilingual practical information and online government services for companies looking for business in another EU country.
Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship @
ScaleFront - A Venture Lab in Dublin for High Growth Tech
Silicon Republic Directory of Technology Start Ups
Small Business Advice Programme - National Launch February
SME Guide for Credit
Source of Entrepreneur Podcast
Source of Entrepreneur Podcast Interviews and
Source of new business
Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner- Videos, Podcasts+
Start Up & Business
Start Up Entrepreneur Programme - for
Start Up in association with
Start Up Information
Start Up Information
Supports for Employers - Department of Social Protection
Taking Care of Business events
Top 10 ‘How to’ start up an SME articles from All About
US Small Business Administration support for start
Vodafone Smart StartUp Network
Market Information Sources
CIA World Fact
Directory of the
Do Business in Northern
Encouraging enhanced use of publically available
Enterprise Ireland Market Research Centre
EU Business in
Global Market Research
Global Market Research
GSA Advantage - Database of US Govt. approved Products &
Information on
International Fairs & Exhibitions
International Market Information - Reference
International Market Research
International Market Research
International Market Research
International Market Research Information
International Market Research
International Market Research
International Market Research
International Market Research
Statistical Information -
Statistical Information -
Statistical Information -
Statistical Information
Statistical Information
The Market Magazine - Published by EI for
Finding & Developing Ideas & Technologies
21 Technology Start Up Ideas
Bringing Ideas to
Browse through our database of over 900 business
Business Opportunities
Businesses for Sale in
Canadian Intellectual Property
Commercial Patent Search
Commercial Patent Search
Consulting Opportunity Tracker - from Consulting Ireland
Copyright Association of
Database of Equipment in Ireland's 3rd Level
Enterprise Europe Network Find ideas, technologies and business
Espacenet – free access to 60m+ patent documents
EU Public Procurement Opportunities
EU Registered Trademark & Design
European Patents
Franchises for Sale and Business Opportunities for
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - Research
GreenExchange - Innovation through IP
Info. on
Innovation Voucher for
Irish Association of Patent and Trade Mark
Irish Patents
Irish Public Procurement Opportunities
KPMG Guide to Starting & Growing your Technology Business
Licensing Opportunities available at
Licensing Opportunities available at NUI Galway
Licensing Opportunities available at NUI Maynooth
Licensing Opportunities available at Royal College of
Licensing Opportunities available at
Licensing Opportunities available at
Licensing Opportunities available at
Licensing Opportunities available at
Licensing Opportunities available at
Life Science Technology Offers
MatchPoint Network - Support for prospective
Mayo Ideas Lab - Idea Evaluation
Microsoft BizSpark - support for technology start &
O2 Ideas Room
Quote for Local Authority
Research & SMEs - EU Supports
Science Foundation Ireland - Investing in
Search over 7 million
Search US Trademark
Small Business Ideas for starting a business, marketing, financing, grants, work at home & internet
Source of new business
The Trade Marks & Design Registration Office of the EU
UK Patents
US Patent & Trademark
World Intellectual Property Organisation – IP Digital
Legal / Regulatory / Standards
Access to 1 million+ global engineering standards &
Communication Regulation in
Database of EU Law
Database of Irish
Exporting from the EU - Market Access Database
Food & Drug Administration (USA)
Food Safety Authority Business Start Up
International Standards
Irish Financial Services
National Employment Right
NSAI SME Portal Bringing the benefits of Standardisation to
Office of the Director of Corporate
Portal for searching for online legal
Register a Company in
Company Lists
Database of Companies &
Database of Companies in Ireland &
Database of Companies in Ireland &
Database of Companies in the Creative Sector
Database of Manufacturers & Distributors in USA &
Identify IDA Ireland clients in Ireland - 775 companies
Search for a company or business name in
Source a Product or Service in Irelandhttp://dubwscms005:81/en/Source-a-
Archipelago - Community of Young Entrepreneurs in Ireland
Ballina Chamber of
Ballyhaunis Chamber of
Boyle Chamber of
Business & Professional Women
Business Network International (BNI)
Castlebar Chamber of
Charlestown & Bellaghy Chamber of Commerce
Claremorris Chamber of
Creative Industries Support Network
Dog Patch Labs (@ Barrow Street Dublin)
Erris Chamber of
Galway Chamber of
Galway City Business
Global Start Up Network
Irish Small and Medium Enterprise
ITAG - Information Technology Association
Junior Chamber International - Galway
Mayo Coffee Club @ GMIT's IiBC Castlebar
Network of Irish Scientists
Online Marketing
RE:CONNECT Business (West of Ireland/Overseas)
Roscommon Chamber of Commerce
Skillsnets In
Small Firms Association
Social Entrepreneurs
Start Up Galway
Startup Galway - A Sub Group of Startup Ireland
The Institute of Engineers of
The Irish Start Up Universe - 2014
West of Ireland Network -
Women in
Women in Business in Ireland 'On Line' community – 2400+
Training & Mentoring for Entrepreneurs
BioInnovate - Medical Device Training modelled on Sta+A193nford's BioDesign - Business Learning & Development
Cleanroom Training Facillity : Galway : Operated by Solas & Opened 2013
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Cross Border Exchange
Female Entrepreneurs Mentoring
Food Works - Creating Global Food
Galway Local Enterprise
HAXLR8R - Helping Entrepreneurs build hardware
HealthXL - Start Up Bootcamp Accelerator
iGAP - Internet Growth Acceleration
Independent Business Support Service - for BOI Customers
Innovation and Business Centre GMIT Galway and
InterTradeIreland Regional Equity Advisory Clinics
Launch Box - Trinity's Student
Mayo Local Enterprise
Mentoring Programme - for Small Food BusinessesCoordinated by Bord Bia in cooperation
with Food & Drink Industry Ireland
NDRC Launch Pad - Digital Business
New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme
Office Hours - Voluntary Peer Mentoring Initiative for Irish StartUps Launch Jan
Roscommon Local Enterprise
SCCUL Mentors - free Mentoring for Entrepreneurs in
Seedcamp - Micro Seed Investment & Mentoring
SELR8R - Mentor driven Accelerator
Start Up Boot Camp - Accelerator for Start
Wayra - Digital Business Accelerator Programme
Finance for Entrepreneurs, Start Ups and SMEs
€450m Credit Guarantee
10 Point Tax Reform Plan - Budget 2013
3rd Level Student Enterprise Competition
Accion - Provider of Micro Loans to the
Acumen - North-South Sales Development
AIB Start Up Accelerator Fund
Angel List - Platform for connecting Entrepreneurs & Investors
Angels Den - Connecting Entrepreneurs & Investors in the
Band of Angels - Expert Capital and Venture
Bank of Ireland Seed & Early Stage Fund - Managed by
Bank of Ireland Start Up & Emerging Sectors - Managed by Delta
BDO €75m Development Capital Fund (Launched 4.3.14)http://dubwscms005:81/EI_Corporate/en/News/PressReleases/2014-Press-Releases/Minister-Bruton-announces-%E2%82%AC75million-second-Development-Capital-Fund.html
Broadlake Capital - Open to all investment situations including growth capital, buyouts &
Clann Credo - Social Investment
Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Venture
Competitive Start
Credit Review
Crowdfunding - Bloom
Crowdfunding -
Crowdfunding Matching Engine - Investments up to €250,
Development Capital Fund - €125m Fund announced 4.11.13
eCommerce Website Development Fund
Eircom New Business Start Up Initiative
Elevate - North-South Sales Development
Employment & Incentive Investment Scheme - IT
EU Finance for
Forum Connemara
Frontline - Early Stage Venture Capital
Fusion - North-South Technology Transfer
Galway Local Enterprise
Galway Rural Development
Gateway to EU Research & Development
Global Funding Platform for Creative
Gust - A Global Platform for Start Up Funding USA
Halo Business Angel
Halo Business Angel
Horizon 2020 - EU €70B+ Research & Innovation
Indiegogo - Global Crowdfunding
Inis Oírr Aran
Innova - Strategic Innovation North-South Partnership
InterTrade Ireland - Business Support
InterTradeIreland - Seedcorn Competition - launching late April
Investment - through Crowd
Irish Technology Leadership
JCI Galway Young Entrepreneur
Linked Finance - Irish Crowd Funding
Mayo Local Enterprise
Mayo North East Leader Partnership
Micro Finance Ireland - Loans of up to €25,
Micro Loan Fund : Creative
Moy Valley
NPRF - SME Credit
NPRF - SME Equity Fund managed by Carlyle Cardinal
NPRF - SME Turnaround
NPRF €850m Investment Funds for SMEs - as per Budget
Nucleus Venture
PAVE - unlocking the potential of young careers through an innovative social-financial agreement (USA based)
Piggybackr - Funding Platform for
R & D Tax Credit
Representative body of the Venture Capital industry in
Roscommon Local Enterprise
Roscommon Integrated Development
SCCUL Enterprise Awards 2013 ( Awards Ceremony at NUIG 27.1.14)
Seed & Venture Capital Schemes &
Seed Capital Scheme - IT
Seedcamp - Micro Seed Investment & Mentoring
Small Business Finance
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland - Awards Programme (opens January 2014)
Sources of
South West Mayo Development
Start in Ireland - €10m International Start Up
Supporting Job Creation & Other Enterprise Supports - a Revenue Guide (Find using document name in website search box)
Take Action Business Competition (Final Entry by 28 February 2014)
Talent Voucher - up to €5,000 - for North West
Tech Coast Angels
The Ireland Funds University Business Plan
Trade Accelerator Voucher - To access North-South
Western Investment fund/
Space for New Enterprises
Action TuamEmail:
Arigna Enterprise Centre Carrick-on-ShannonEmail:
Ballaghadereen Enterprise
Ballinasloe Enterprise & Technology
Ballybane Enterprise
Boyle Enterprise
Cairn International Trade
Clar Community Projects
Clonbeirne Enterprise Centre Ballinasloe
Connemara West Enterprise CentreEmail:
Crossmolina Enterprise CentreEmail:
Enterprise House
Foxford Enterprise Centre
Galway Technology
GMIT Incubation Centres in Castlebar &
NUIG Incubation Centre
Roscommon Enterprise
The Enterprise Centre
The Joe Gilmore Enterprise Centre
Westport Enterprise
Westside Enterprise
OnLine MarketPlaces - online marketplace for buyers &
Directory of Electronic Market
Etzy - For Handmade and Vintage Buyers &
Set up a Store on eBay
Set up a Store on Facebook
Useful Resources
Attract Talent for your IT
Alison - A new World of Free Certified Learning
Bank of Ireland Enterprise Lounge No 2 Grafton Street,Dublin
Business Procurement
Computational Knowledge
Directory of Open Access
Expand your capability by using external
Expand your capability by using external
Expand your capability by using external
Expand your capability by using external
Expand your capability by using external
Expand your capability by using external
Expand your capability by using young talent
Find out Who Raised
Global Market Finder
Google will tell you how many searches there were that had your words in the search query phrase, and for similar phrases
Grow My Business - An Post Business
I Can Work For
Is your Start Up in Difficulty - Manage Out Of The
Keep track of trends,customers,
Quora - US based On Line Knowledge
Search Google
Search through UK Open Access
Skilled Up - Online Portal to 2,600 Online
Start Up Tools & Services
US Market Entry
Worklink - Connecting People,Creating
World Trade Centre -
Start Up Information & Supports for Entrepreneurs & Companies
eSports for Professional Development & Teambuilding
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