Tag: startup funding

LONDON CALLING – Irish tech start-ups may have to move to the UK to survive

Trends & challenges

By Virginia Linehan

“We have great entrepreneurs and start-up businesses in Ireland – we just don’t have enough of them”. This is the repeated view of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton. On July 13th 2015, Enterprise Ireland announced a new €500,000 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) aimed at attracting entrepreneurs outside of Ireland to locate their start-up businesses in Ireland (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, 2015). The CSF coincided with Start-up Gathering 2015 the goal of which is “to make Ireland a global start-up hub by 2020”. Both initiatives are part of a broader strategy outlined in the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. Keep reading

Start-up grants in Ireland: things to do before applying

Trends & challenges

by Ilya Nikitin

In the previous blog post we described different sources of funding available to the ICT Start-up sector in Ireland. In this post I will explain what you must do before applying for start-up grants in Ireland. At first glance it appears funds are available to everyone and at any time. However, it is not that easy to get a funding, office space or coaching if you have only an idea. It is a commonly known fact that great ideas are worthless without execution.

So you have a million-dollar idea, passion and spirit but where do you start? Keep reading