AIB and Frontline Ventures today launched the second AIB Discovery Programme to support the next generation of Irish technology entrepreneurs.
The programme will provide 15 high-potential start-up founders with up to €200,000 in funding to validate a large, potential market need.
The AIB Discovery Programme was established in 2013 to invest directly in Ireland’s brightest entrepreneurs at their earliest stage of development. Since then it has supported companies such as Pointy, Love & Robots and Drop who have brought real technology innovation to their customers from Ireland.
Commenting on the programme, Partner of Frontline Ventures, Shay Garvey said, "Often the hardest stage to find finance is when a company is doing customer discovery and this is the area where the Programme has the biggest impact. We have been very happy with the progress of the companies that have been supported to date and we are excited about broadening the programme for the coming years."