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New fund for Irish based Female led Startups
by Startacus Admin
If you’re a female entrepreneur based in Ireland, then this new Enterprise Ireland initiative may be of interest. The €250k Competitive Feasibility Fund which they recently launched, has been created primarily to help stimulate high potential business startups by female entrepreneurs. The fund is aimed at assisting female entrepreneurs to investigate the viability of new growth orientated businesses that can succeed in global markets. The focus is to develop new businesses that don’t simply rely on the domestic market and that show real potential for international success.
If your business is in manufacturing or is an “internationally traded services” business, such as ICT, Food, Internet, Games, Cloud Computing or Telecoms, then you are eligible to apply. The feasibility study undertaken can include everything from market research through to developing a prototype.
Speaking at the fund launch, Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs said “The Taoiseach has set the ambition of making Ireland the best small country in the world in which to do business by 2016 – ensuring that more women get involved in starting businesses is a key part of this”.
So if you want to help this ambition be realized at the same time as fulfilling your own ambitions, then why not give it a go? Applications are available on the Enterprise Ireland site and must be submitted by 4th September 2012.