Enterprise Ireland last week launched its final Competitive Start Fund (CSF) of 2018. The competition is worth up to €750,000 in funding for start-ups and will open for applications on Tuesday, 18th September and close on Tuesday, 2nd October.
The Fund will provide up to €50,000 in equity funding for up to 15 successful applicants and is open to innovative start-ups in all sectors, with a focus on manufacturing, lifesciences and renewables sectors.
The fund provides entrepreneurs and start-ups with critical early-stage funding to test the market for their products and services and progress their business plans for the global marketplace. It is designed to enable those companies to progress key technical and commercial milestones.
Launching the CSF last week, Divisional Manager, High Potential Start-Ups at Enterprise Ireland, Joe Healy said, "This is the eighth and final CSF funding round of this year, and we are anticipating a high number of applications from innovative start-ups and thought-leading entrepreneurs. Enterprise Ireland supports innovation in Irish companies, from start-ups to established businesses, to scale in international markets and achieve their global ambition. The CSF provides an initial critical fuel injection to help launch early-stage start-ups and bring innovative business ideas to an international market."