Published on Wednesday26thApril2017

Enterprise Ireland Announce €750,000 in start up funding for Female Entrepreneurs

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Pictured are Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor; Conor Carmody, Dublin BIC and Sarita Johnston, Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland’s €750,000 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for Female Entrepreneurs will open for applications on Wednesday 3rd May. Up to €50,000 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 €50k 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.