Eventovate Receives Significant VC Backing With €700,000 Investment

eventovateEventovate, an award-winning Irish start-up that has developed a suite of cloud-based software for the hotel sector has just completed a funding round of €700,000 to support its continued expansion. This latest investment announcement represents one of the most significant seed-funding rounds in the emerging Irish cloud services market this year.

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Nottingham Entrepreneur wins Seedups Launch Competition

SeedupsNorth-West crowdfunding platform Seedups are pleased to announce the winner of their Pitchit5k competition is Phil Campbell. The Nottingham based entrepreneur has won the $5,000 competition launched at the prestigious SxSW festival in Austin, Texas, in March. The winner of the competition, Phil Campbell, established Fibrecamp a few years ago as a drop-in centre for making media for the web. Phil says “this money will help to build our first product from the studio to help our more mobile clients and local business that want our services at their own locations.” This social media command centre is called Rattlr.

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Citrix Startup Accelerator Global Challenge 2011 Gives Entrepreneurs a Chance at Seed Funding

CitrixCitrix Systems has announced the Global Challenge 2011, an opportunity for entrepreneurs around the world to compete for up to $400K from the Citrix Startup Accelerator, the company’s global seed investment initiative.  The Citrix Startup Accelerator Global Challenge 2011 is focused on finding startups that align with the Citrix vision of a world where anyone can work and play from anywhere on any device.  Six winners from key technology regions around the world – Bangalore; Boston; Cambridge, UK; Silicon Valley and Sydney – will be chosen for up to $400K each in seed funding and offered all the benefits that Citrix Startup Accelerator provides, including mentoring, office space in Silicon Valley and access to the global Citrix ecosystem.

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EU Grants Conference

EU GrantsWould a EUR40,000 to EUR500,000 EU Grant for your business be of interest?

If your answer is 'Yes' then at this EU Grant Event you will:

•Learn how to identify the EU grant funds your business may be eligible for
•Hear how Bart Daly, MD of an Irish SME, successfully secured over EUR50,000 of grant aid for his business
•Find out how EU grants are more substantial than Irish government grants and quicker to access
•Learn how to make your own effective EU grant applications

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Longford Business Angel Network Offers a EUR 1 Million Start-up Fund

Longford Start-up FundCounty Longford has become the first County in Ireland to launch its own private equity fund in an effort to attract further inward investment to the County. The fund is being made available through a County based Business Angel Network which will be affiliated to the Halo Business Angel Network, the all-island umbrella group for angel investing in Ireland. The Network comprises 20 individuals, most of whom have family or business connections to Longford, who have each agreed to invest €50,000 to create a €1,000,000 fund available for investment in new high potential start-ups looking for seed capital – indeed many Angels are prepared to invest in excess of that sum in the right business idea.

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