Enterprise Ireland is delighted to announce a Competitive Start Fund aimed at attracting international start-ups to locate to Ireland.Ten companies will each receive an investment of €50,000 for a 10% equity stake. In addition, the winning companies will receive a package of other supports including mentor, development program, etc.Applications are made online and the twenty best companies will be invited to Ireland to pitch for the ten investments during The The Start-up Gathering 2015 in October.The Competitive Start Fund aims to accelerate the growth of start-up companies that have the capability to succeed in global markets. The fund is designed to enable those companies reach key commercial and technical milestones, for example:Build a prototype.Secure a reference customer.Achieve “product-market fit”Secure a Seed Round investment from business angels, Seed Funds, VCs etc.
The Kentucky Network for Innovation and Commercialization (KYNETIC) has selected eight teams from universities across the Commonwealth for Cycle 8 project funding. KYNETIC is a National Institutes