Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.
South East BIC, a public private partnership, supports the generation and development of new innovative enterprises and assists existing SMEs to innovate and expand.
We provide high quality specialised business consultancy and active incubation. The BIC team works closely in collaboration with other local, regional, national enterprise support agencies and has strong international connections, particularly in Europe, through its membership of the European BIC Network (EBN).
Cork BIC is a private-sector led organisation, specifically set up to identify & build knowledge intensive companies based on promising technology and capable innovative people. It plays a hands-on role helping entrepreneurs navigate the minefield of raising finance, sorting out business propositions, arranging agreements with shareholders and investors, and, perhaps most important of all, finding customers.
At WestBIC, it’s all about the Entrepreneurs. We support and champion the practical needs of start-ups with tailored assistance through market validation, business modeling, sourcing capital, incubation & networking.
Inter Trade Ireland is a Cross-Border Trade and Business Development Body funded by the Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation in Ireland (DJEI) and the Department for the Economy. We support businesses, through innovation and trade initiatives to take advantage of North/South co-operative opportunities to improve capability, drive competitiveness, growth and jobs. For further information on raising venture capital can be found at Inter Trade Ireland Raise Venture Capital
EBAN: The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players
EBAN (European Business Angel Network) is the pan-European representative for the early stage investor community, gathering 170 member organisations in 59 countries today. Established in 1999 by a group of pioneer angel networks in Europe with the collaboration of the European Commission and EURADA, EBAN represents a sector estimated to invest 7,5 billion Euros a year and playing a vital role in Europe’s future, notably in the funding of SMEs. EBAN fuels Europe’s growth through the creation of wealth and jobs