Mar 14, 2019

The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition 2019 – Now open for applications

Entries have opened for this year’s Ireland Funds annual Business Plan Competition supported by NDRC, with a prize fund of €24,000 available for three new technology business ideas at the pre-accelerator stage.


Business Plan Competition finalists have collectively gone on to raise €3.7 million in follow-on funding, with 45% of the cohort securing €100,000 or more. Ten business ideas will be shortlisted and invited to participate in four pre-acceleration workshops, that take ideas from concept to pitch as well as receiving mentoring and feedback throughout the process.


After a final pitching event and three prizes will be awarded. The overall winner will have the opportunity to pitch for a place on one of NDRC’s investment programmes as well as securing a €15,000 cash prize. Second place will receive a €7,000 cash prize, and third place will receive €2,000. The closing date for entries is 28 April 2019 and can be submitted at