Aug 15, 2018

Competitive Start Fund (CSF) International Entrepreneurs – €50,000 investment to grow your business in Ireland

A competition for early stage start-ups that are currently based anywhere in the world and willing to relocate to Ireland, will open on Tuesday, 21st August 2018 and will close at 3pm on Tuesday, 4th September 2018.


This fund is open to entrepreneurs, currently located outside of the Republic of Ireland, with a start-up focusing on manufacturing & internationally traded services, including the following subsectors: Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Fintech, Food, Cleantech and Industrial Products.


Completed application forms must be submitted through the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System by Tuesday, 4th September, 2018 at 3pm. A Video Pitch must be submitted on the platform by 11:59pm on Tuesday 4th September 2018 (when you commence the application form an email regarding the video pitch will be sent to you separately). A valid application must contain both a video pitch and complete application form.

Following the evaluation of online applications, the 20 shortlisted projects will be invited to travel to Ireland to experience the start-up ecosystem and to pitch to the evaluation panel. The pitch will take place on Tuesday, 6th November, 2018. Enterprise Ireland will cover the travel and accommodation costs. Successful applicants will be required to move to Ireland. Successful applicants from outside the EU will be eligible and supported by Enterprise Ireland to apply for a Startup Entrepreneur Visa which permits the holder and his/her family members to reside and work in Ireland.

Read more the Competitive Start Fund (CSF) here.