Hi-Start Programme


How can Hi-Start progress my business in 2020?

The Hi-Start ‘Get your Business Investor Ready’ Programme is a short, highly focused workshop and one-on-one support process aimed at ambitious start-ups who are targeting international markets. If your business requires high-level support to build a platform for successful long-term development and to crystallize and deliver a powerful investor pitch, then Hi-Start is for you.

Running March to October 2020 in Dublin, Hi-Start has been developed and part-funded by the Dublin & Wicklow Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland.

What is involved?

The six half-day workshops are designed to each contribute a key component to the development of the investor-ready business plan. A related mentoring session will follow each training module to assist the participant with the specific outcomes required. Session seven provides a unique opportunity to make a formal pitch to an Investor Panel – including Enterprise Ireland, VC’s and others.

The programme will be delivered by the highly acclaimed world-class business development consultant John McMahon, Forum 21 Ltd.

Am I eligible?

Participation is limited to 10 companies. Applicants must meet the criteria below:

  • Have established customer need and demand for the products/service
  • Demonstrate the potential to scale business to international markets
  • Be established no more than two years
  • Based in Dublin or Wicklow region

Training Venue

Clayton Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin 22

How to apply