Published on Thursday8thJune2017

€1.5m in funding for start-ups announced by Enterprise Ireland

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Pictured at the launch are Mike Brennan, Enterprise Ireland; Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, James O’Toole, ID-Pal; David Tighe, Head of Innovation, Bank of Ireland; Carolyn Quinlan, Programme Manager, Bank of Ireland

A total of €1.5 million in start-up funding will be available from Enterprise Ireland when two Competitive Start Fund (CSF) competitions open for applications on Wednesday 21 June 2017.

Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said:

The launch of Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Entrepreneurship and Fintech CSFs, amounting to a total of €1.5 million in funding, will provide valuable financial and business support to early stage companies who have global ambition for their businesses. Companies based outside of Dublin who successfully apply for the Regional Entrepreneurship CSF will avail of critical early stage funding and support for their businesses, while the Fintech CSF aims to stimulate start-up activity in the Fintech sector as part of the IFS2020 Strategy.

In addition to written online applications, companies will be asked to prepare an online video pitch. Companies must meet certain eligibility criteria and applicants may apply for either the Regional Entrepreneurship or Fintech CSF, but not both.

Both competitions will close at 3pm on Wednesday 5 July 2017.

Full details are available at