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Calling all Ambitious Women, Your Potential is our Priority

Published: 22nd August 2013

A new Competitive Feasibility Fund for Female Entrepreneurs will open for applications from Tuesday 20th August until 6pm on 10th September, 2013.

The establishment of new start-up businesses, with international sales potential, led by ambitious women, is an integral part of Ireland’s business and economic framework and a major priority for Enterprise Ireland.

Enterprise Ireland is the state agency responsible for supporting the development of manufacturing and internationally traded services companies. Enterprise Ireland developed a comprehensive Female Entrepreneurship Strategy in June 2012 to address the challenges facing female entrepreneurs. The Strategy outlines a clear commitment by Enterprise Ireland to encourage female led start up activity which includes specific female only funding initiatives. To continue the momentum and build on the success of the 2012 female specific funds, Enterprise Ireland is launching a new Competitive Feasibility Fund for Female Entrepreneurs.

The objective of the fund is to assist a female-led new start-up company, or female entrepreneur, to investigate the viability of a new growth-orientated business proposition which has the potential to become a High Growth Potential Start-up (HPSU). This is a competitive call. For further information and to apply, visit www.enterprise-ireland.com/femaleentrepreneurship.

The total fund size is up to €250,000. Applications for funding are considered on a competitive basis. The closing date for receipt of applications is 6.00pm on Tuesday 10th September 2013.

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