Dublin Business Innovation Centre (Dublin BIC) is a public-private business support organisation. We work with state agencies and private sector investors to support entrepreneurs as they build the next generation of successful Irish businesses.
For 25 years, Dublin BIC’s business consultants have shared their first hand experience, considerable knowledge, resources and passion to the benefit of many of today’s business leaders.
As well as helping to develop investor ready companies and providing access to funding, Dublin BIC advises companies on business planning and development; provides best in market incubation space; and creates platforms for entrepreneurs to develop their skills and networks.
Dublin BIC combines EU and Government funding via Enterprise Ireland and private funding and support through private and angel investors.
Over the past 25 years Dublin BIC has built up an impressive track record of innovation and delivery, making a tangible contribution to Ireland’s economy:
- creation of over 568 new businesses, now directly employing over 5,566 people
- development of Ireland’s first private institutional seed fund
- management of the €53 million AIB Seed Capital Fund
- investment of over €70 million in 167 businesses
- development of first formal Angels network and investment of over €30 million on behalf of the Halo Business Angel Partnership
- creation of Ireland’s first private incubation space and ongoing development of the 6,000 sq ft Guinness Enterprise Centre
- support of 491 businesses through the Guinness Enterprise Centre
- involvement with over 5,970 aspiring entrepreneurs and provision of business plan assistance for over 1,635 new ideas
Dublin BIC is a member of the European BIC Network (EBN). EBN is an EU-supported network of over 250 European Business Innovation Centres (BICs) that are involved in the selection and support of innovative enterprises which have high growth potential and can contribute to the economic development of their areas. For more information on the EBN visit www.ebn.eu
Exchequer support is provided by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation under the NDP Productive Sector Operational Programme 2007 – 2013 and is managed by Enterprise Ireland.