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The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition

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The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition

The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition 2017 In partnership with NDRC

For the past six years the Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition has been helping to nurture the creativity and business skills of Ireland-based early-stage technology entrepreneurs.

They will give successful candidates the opportunity to develop their business ideas and compete for the opportunity pitch for cash prizes, business support, and a place on one of NDRC’s investment programmes.

If you have got an innovative technology-focussed business, they want to hear from you!

What’s this all about?

Global fundraising network The Ireland Funds has partnered with the National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) to help budding entrepreneurs bring their idea from concept to pitch ready!

Prizes for the Winner

The winner of the competition will be given a €10,000 cash prize as well as the opportunity to pitch for a place on one of NDRC’s investment programmes.  NDRC is Ireland’s most successful digital accelerator, specifically designed to enable entrepreneurial teams to transform solid ideas into commercially viable startups.

The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition

Prizes for the Runners-up

€5,000 cash prize (first runner-up)

€1,000 cash prize (second runner-up)

All finalists will receive detailed feedback on their business ideas and pitches from the NDRC Venture Investment Team and Judging Panel.

Making your application 

If you want to apply for this opportunity, you’ll need to do so before noon on Tuesday, 13th June.  From the businesses which apply 10 will be given mentoring and support from the experts at NDRC. This will include a series of workshops during June, July and August with the opportunity to compete to pitch for a place on one of NDRC’s highly sought-after investment investment programmes, €16,000 in prize money and other support.

Are you Eligible?

If you’re under the age of 35 years at the time of application, a resident in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland and your business is at a pre-investment stage, this might be the opportunity for you.

Specifically, the team is looking for 3 things:

1. A technology/digital proposition.
2. Global scalability potential.
3. A Team (must be more than one person)

Good luck from team Startacus! Talking of Startup competitions - you might want to come and watch upSTART 17 - the startup pitch battle at this years Digital DNA Belfast. Startacus is hosting the upSTART event and we have startups coming from all over the UK, all of Ireland and a few from Europe too! The event happens 6th and 7th June 17.

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Published on: 31st May 2017

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