Application Deadline: June 13th 2017
The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition, now in its sixth year, seeks to nurture creativity and hone entrepreneurial skills amongst Irish-based early-stage technology entrepreneurs. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop their business ideas and compete for the opportunity to pitch for a place on one of NDRC’s investment programmes, cash prizes and other supports.
The Ireland Funds has partnered with NDRC to help you bring your idea from concept to pitch. Applications will be accepted until noon on Tuesday, 13th June 2017. Ten business ideas will then be selected to receive mentoring and support from NDRC through a series of workshops during June, July and August with the opportunity to compete to pitch for a place on one of NDRC’s investment programmes, €16,000 in prize money and other supports.
The Ireland Funds Entrepreneurship Competition is open to anyone under the age of 35 years at the time of application, resident in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, at pre-investment stage.
Specifically we are looking for three things:
1. A technology/digital proposition.
2. Global scalability potential.
3. Team (must be more than one person).
The opportunity to pitch for a place on one of NDRC’s investment programmes along with €10,000 cash prize. NDRC is Ireland’s most successful digital accelerator, specifically designed to enable entrepreneurial teams transform solid ideas into commercially viable startups.
€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.
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