NOW RECRUITING - Hi-Start Programme: Get Your Business Investor Ready

March 2019
Business Training

We are currently recruiting to run a Hi-Start - Get Your Business Investor Ready Programme for 2019. Complete to register your interest.


We are NOW RECRUITING for the Hi-Start 'Get Your Business Investor Ready' Programme

Running from March to October in Dublin, Hi-Start has been developed and part-funded by the Dublin & Wicklow LEOs and Enterprise Ireland

To register your interest, please 'book' your place and complete the online form.

Are you an ambitious, growth focussed start up or early stage business targeting international markets and seeking investment? Would you benefit from one on one industry expertise and coaching to finalise an investor ready business plan and pitch for investment? We are NOW RECRUITING for the Hi-Start ‘Get Your Business Investor Ready’ Programme 2019.

The process culminates in an investment pitch to the Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start Up unit, venture funds, angels and the objective is to optimise your chances to secure appropriate funding.

Benefits to Participants:

  • 6 half day group training sessions followed by 6 one to one mentoring sessions - March to October 2019.
  • Final session is a formal pitch to an Investor Panel – including Enterprise Ireland, VC’s and Angels 
  • Coaching and mentoring delivered by highly acclaimed international consultant, John McMahon, Forum21 Ltd
  • Extremely highly rated by both participants and state agencies
  • Participation fee just €500 (heavily subsidised by LEO’s and Enterprise Ireland)

Hi-Start is a highly effective programme of workshops and mentoring specifically designed to assist internationally focused start-ups to achieve investment in the coming year. The programme assists ambitious early stage growth focused companies to identify and build the foundations required to secure investment together with Enterprise Ireland HPSU support if applicable. The programme will run from March to October with six sessions each designed to contribute a key component to the development of the investor ready business plan, followed by formal investor pitch day. A related mentoring session will follow each
training module to assist the participant with the specific outcomes required. The training and mentoring will be delivered by the highly acclaimed world-class business development consultant John McMahon, Forum 21 Ltd. 

Participation is limited to 10 applicants who must:

  • Have established customer need and demand for the products/service
  • Demonstrate the potential to scale business internationally
  • Preferably be within 2 years of start-up
  • Based in Dublin or Wicklow regions

Cost to participants is €500.

Note: the application process is a competitive application process and spaces for LEO Wicklow clients are limited.