The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD has launched the Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2015. This is part of a major drive aimed at tapping into the potential for students and young people to turn their entrepreneurial ideas into commercial businesses. This is a great opportunity for ambitious and enterprising third level students to build a real-world business venture and at the same time be in with a chance to win a prize from the overall €35,000 cash prize fund, which includes a €10,000 first prize, as well as a €30,000 consultancy fund.
A new plan aimed at creating an extra 93,000 jobs from start-up companies in the next five years was today launched by Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD together with Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD and Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English TD. Today's launch took place in Liffey Trust, a vibrant community-based enterprise centre in Dublin's inner city, where the Ministers met a range of dynamic start-ups in the food and tech sectors to discuss what Government can do to support more entrepreneurs.
New €500,000 Competitive Start Fund for Graduates from Enterprise Ireland to Support Start Up Businesses
A new Ã¢ÂÂ¬500,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund targeted at stimulating new start-up business activity for graduates has been launched. This fund will provide for up to Ã¢ÂÂ¬50,000 in support for each successful applicant. The fund will open for applications on Wednesday 9th July and closes at 3pm on Wednesday 23rd July 2014. Applicants must have graduated with a FETAC NFQ level 8 qualification in the last 3 years.
The biggest startup community in the world want to keep growing. The Corfo (Chilean Economic Development Agency) program, has just opened a new application process from September 2nd to September 30th, where entrepreneurs from all over the world, may join the greatest revolution led by Start-Up Chile.
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD has welcomed the publication of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report for Ireland for 2013. The report shows that 32,000 people started new businesses in Ireland in 2013, and that one in eleven of the adult population are engaged in some form of early stage entrepreneurial activity.