New Fin­gal com­pa­nies urged to en­ter Seed­corn com­pe­ti­tion

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

NEW Fin­gal com­pa­nies have been re­minded that the dead­line to en­ter the Seed­corn Busi­ness com­pe­ti­tion is Fri­day. May 26.

The In­terTradeIre­land Seed­corn In­vestor Readi­ness com­pe­ti­tion gives new and early-stage com­pa­nies the op­por­tu­nity to ben­e­fit from ex­pert men­tor­ing across a range of ar­eas, be­come in­vestor ready and com­pete for a prize fund of €280,000 that is en­tirely eq­uity free.

There are nine cash prizes on of­fer and en­trepreneurs com­pete against each other re­gion­ally be­fore com­pet­ing at the na­tional fi­nal for the ‘Best Over­all’ Ti­tles. As well as the cash prize, par­tic­i­pants also ben­e­fit from ex­pert men­tor­ing, busi­ness plan devel­op­ment, in­tro­duc­tions and ac­cess to in­vestors and de­vel­op­ing pitch­ing skills.

The fi­nal date for re­ceipt of ap­pli­ca­tion forms is May 26 and com­pa­nies can reg­is­ter their in­ter­est in ad­vance at www.in­tertradeire­land.com/ seed­corn Re­gional win­ners will be an­nounced in mid-Novem­ber be­fore go­ing on to com­pete in the all-is­land grand fi­nal in Novem­ber 2017.

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