Mar 14, 2018

Early-stage tech firms invited to enter The Business Plan Competition for chance to win up to €10,000

The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition, now in its seventh year, seeks to nurture creativity and hone entrepreneurial skills amongst Irish-based early-stage technology entrepreneurs.

The Ireland Funds, in partnership with NDRC, has launched its seventh annual Business Plan Competition 2018, offering early-stage technology entrepreneurs €16,000 in funding and mentoring to launch their new business idea. Apply here.


Participants 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.


What is it?

The Ireland Funds has partnered with NDRC to help you bring your idea from concept to pitch. Applications will be accepted until noon on Wednesday, 25th April 2018. Ten business ideas will then be selected to receive mentoring and support from NDRC through a series of workshops during May and June, 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.

Who is eligible?

The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition is open to anyone resident in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland at pre-investment stage. Specifically, they are looking for three things:

  • A technology/digital proposition
  • Global scalability potential
  • Team (must be more than one person)


Read more about the competition here