Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for Female Entrepreneurs Open Evening – May 8th in the GEC @ 6pm

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/05/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location
Guinness Enterprise Centre


BUSINESS 26042017 NO FEE FOR REPRODUCTION Enterprise Ireland's EUR750,000 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for Female Entrepreneurs will open for applications on Wednesday 3rd May. Up to EUR50,000 in equity funding is available to a maximum of 15 successful female applicants with early stage start-up companies. Last year, one in three companies who received CSF investment from Enterprise Ireland were female-led. As well as securing up to EUR50k in funding, ten of the successful applicants will also have the opportunity to participate in Dublin BIC's INNOVATE accelerator programme. Delivered over a 12-week period in the Guinness Enterprise Centre, the interactive INNOVATE programme will increase the capabilities of the participants and move them to investor-ready within a short period. The Competitive Start Fund for Female Entrepreneurs will close for submissions at 3pm on Wednesday 17 May. Announcing the funding were Minister Mary Mitchell OÕConnor TD; Conor Carmody, Dublin BIC and Sarita Johnston, Enterprise Ireland. Photo Iain White / Fennell Photography

Enterprise Ireland’s €750,000 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for Female Entrepreneurs will open for applications on Wednesday 3rd May and closes at 3pm on Wednesday 17th May. Equity funding of €50,000 is available to a maximum of 15 successful female applicants with early stage, female-led start-up companies. Last year, one in three companies that received CSF investment from Enterprise Ireland were female-led.

The purpose of this CSF is to accelerate the growth of female-led start-up companies that have the potential to develop an innovative product or service for sale on international markets, and the potential to create 10 jobs and €1m in sales within 3-4 years of starting up.  The fund is designed to accelerate ambitious females to reach their key commercial and technical milestones, build out and validate a scalable business proposition.

As well as securing up to €50k in funding, 10 of the successful applicants will also have the opportunity to participate in Enterprise Ireland’s INNOVATE programme delivered by Dublin Business Innovation Centre (BIC). The INNOVATE programme will increase the capabilities of the participants, moving them to investor-ready within a short period, and will be delivered over a 12-week period in the Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC).

Please join us in the Guinness Enterprise Centre on Monday 8th May at 6pm where you can hear more details on the INNOVATE programme from Enterprise Ireland , Dublin BIC and GEC.

Please register here to attend this informative event or to find out more call the Dublin BIC office on 01 6713111.