Enterprise Ireland’s €1 million Competitive Start Fund (CSF) opens

News | Posted on: 5 May, 2021

The CSF is open to early-stage companies from all sectors with an eligible innovative product or service set for global markets. The fund will award up to €50,000 in equity funding for up to 20 successful applicants. The fund  aims to increase the number of diverse high potential start-ups (HPSUs) that have the potential and ambition to succeed internationally. It iss designed to help start-ups reach key commercial and technical milestones, including evaluating overseas market opportunities, building prototypes, developing market entry plans, and securing third-party investment.

“At Enterprise Ireland we are committed to helping Irish innovators by backing entrepreneurs and start-ups with the early-stage funding needed to scale internationally,” said manager of Enterprise Ireland’s HPSU division, Jenny Melia.

“Each successful company will receive a €50,000 investment as well as mentoring opportunities with an extensive team of Enterprise Ireland experts and access to entrepreneurial networks which will help companies kick-start their journey to global success. We’re very excited to see what the next generation of innovative Irish businesses will achieve, and we look forward to working alongside the successful applicants to help them grow further.”

Applications close May 25.

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