Competitive Start Fund

  • Enterprise Ireland today launched its final Competitive Start Fund (CSF) of 2018. The competition is worth up to €750,000 in funding for start-ups and will open for applications on Tuesday next, 18th September and close on Tuesday, 2nd October.

    The Fund will provide up to €50,000 in equity funding for up to 15 successful applicants and is open to innovative start-ups in all sectors, with a focus on manufacturing, lifesciences and renewables sectors.   

    The Competitive Start Fund provides entrepreneurs and start-ups with early-stage funding to test the market for their products and services and progress their business plans for the global marketplace. The fund is designed to enable those companies to progress key technical and commercial milestones.

    Full details of the Competitive Start Fund for All Sectors can be found at