An initiative of the Action Comunity Enterprise Centre in Clondalkin which aims to create a real opportunity for an entrepreneur to reach their full potential will be launched on the 27th April 2010 by Sean Gallagher of RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den. The 2010 Business Launch is looking for entrepreneurs to enter the competition and the winning start-up business will receive a €40,000 prize fund package which will include a business premises.
All individuals with an entrepreneurial flair are asked to attend the launch on the 27th of April at 11.30am in Action Community Enterprise Centre, Bawnogue Road, Clondalkin. This will be a unique opportunity to meet the organisers and have a sneak preview of the incubation premises on offer as part of the prize. All attendees will receive an information pack on the day with materials on the competition.
Alan Breathnach, CEO, Action Community Enterprise said: “We hope to see many aspiring entrepreneurs along on the day. At the launch you will get to meet other entrepreneurs, competition sponsors and Sean Gallagher of Dragons’ Den.”
Speaking about the competition, organiser, Loman O’ Byrne, CEO, South Dublin County Enterprise Board said, “We’re looking for a start-up business that is innovative and will create sustainable employment. This is a real opportunity for entrepreneurs to reach their full potential. Runner up entrepreneurs will receive a place on South Dublin County Enterprise Board’s Start Your Own Business programme.”
Business Launch is an initiative of is Action Community & Enterprise, South Dublin County Enterprise Board and PARTAS.
The objective of Action Community & Enterprise is to advise, assist and support individuals and groups wishing to set up and/or develop their own small business and to promote enterprise development in the Clondalkin and South Dublin County area. Since its formation in 1995 Action Community & Enterprise has assisted over 2000 clients, of whom almost 1000 have gone on to start their own business. In addition its Community Enterprise division has assisted a wide range of community based Social Economy projects.
With four enterprise centres in the Tallaght area, Partas is at the heart of the entrepreneurial spirit within the community. Our training in personal and business development, computer skills, mentoring programmes and micro-financing ensure that every assistance is provided to support our clients. Partas aims to build an inclusive and thriving community by being a leading source of excellence in the development of local enterprise and the social economy.
The County Enterprise Board is the state agency responsible for supporting the start-up and growth of innovative micro-enterprises (employing up to 10 people) in South Dublin County . It does this through providing financial supports and a range of business development initiatives to new and existing businesses. These initiatives include training courses, mentoring, networking and the provision of business information and advice. In addition, it is responsible for promoting an entrepreneurial culture in the County through measures such as the Business Launch Entrepreneurship.
Applicants must have not commenced trading before 1st August 2009 as this is a new business start-up competition. The entry deadline is 30th June 2010.