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Enterprise Ireland Offer Startups €500k in Funding

Written by Kelly Dolan Friday, 20 September 2013.

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency in Ireland responsible for supporting Irish businesses, will be hosting a pitch event on Tuesday 8 October where startups could gain access to €500k of funding from Enterprise Ireland’s €10 million start-up fund.

Participants can also win places to the upcoming Dublin Web Summit in Ireland worth €995 each as well as complimentary flights from Delta Partners.

Ireland has consistently delivered a pro-business attitude through low taxes, generous R+D tax credits, rewarding growth and encouraging new business through hands-on government support. It also has a highly-skilled, talented and competitive workforce who are used to working on international projects. That’s why global tech and life science giants like Google, Facebook, Dell, Johnson & Johnson, IBM and Cisco operate on Irish soil. The conditions which make Ireland an ideal location for multinational companies, also makes it a great location for start-ups.

The event is open to startups and all pitch participants must meet the eligibility criteria and also be willing to consider starting-up or relocating their business to Ireland. The event will take place in two stages:

Stage 1: the 2-minute one-on-one pitch – pitch your idea in under 60 seconds to one judge for the chance to go through to the next stage

Stage 2: the 5-minute panel pitch – the best 8 businesses will have a further 5 minutes to pitch their idea in more detail to the full panel of judges

Judges on the day include John Kenny from VC Delta Partners, Paul McDonnell from Dublin Web Submit and serial entrepreneur and Jolt Online founder Dylan Collins.

You can also register to be in the audience and listen to presentations from MD of BlikBook, Cheyne Tan, who moved his business from London to Dublin and to John Kenny from Delta Partners, who’ll talk about what VCs look for in potential investments.  

To register to pitch or be part of the audience, please click here to register.

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Kelly Dolan

Kelly Dolan joined entrepreneurcountry in January 2012 as Head of Content. Her current responsibilities include managing entrepreneurcountry's host of media platforms, including creating a weekly newsletter for investors and entrepreneurs, designing and editing a monthly digital magazine as well as managing an inventory of 200 leading entrepreneurial contributors, who share their business insights with entrepreneurcountry readers through it's various communication channels. Kelly has also worked on account management, business development and sales, as well as strengthened engagement and increased the population of the entrepreneurcountry community.

Prior to joining entrepreneurcountry Kelly worked as a freelance journalist for Bauer Media on a range of men's and women's titles during crucial periods of digital transformation. Kelly also speaks at young entrepreneurial programmes, workshops and business schools, as well as sits on panels for industry events.

Twitter:- @kellydolanuk

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