Dedicated Startup Fund For Cork
Enterprise Ireland (EI) has made a new fund available to help Cork entrepreneurs develop startup ideas and boost job creation in the region. The €200,000 fund can provide up to €25,000 towards the cost of a feasibility study to help new entrepreneurs validate their startup ideas.
A deadline for applications to the fund has been set for April 25 at 6pm. A competitive selection process is expected and EI's focus will be on identifying innovative, growth-oriented businesses with the potential to move into export markets over time.
Enda McDonnell, EI's director for the south/south-east region, suggests that Cork-based entrepreneurs with a business idea should consider applying for the fund.
“If you are an entrepreneur or very early-stage business with your eyes on international growth, we encourage you to review details of the scheme. It might be just what you have been looking for to test the commercial potential of your business idea,” he adds.
Full details of the fund and an application form are available here: http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/corkfund. (26/03/14)