Ireland's female entrepreneurs are set to benefit from a Competetive Feasibility Fund (CFF) of €250,000 from Enterprise Ireland (EI).
Jobs Minister, Richard Bruton made the announcement today, saying that the new fund was another key part of the Government's overall, key plan for jobs and growth.
" This initiative is part of a drive by EI to boost the number of innovative, export-oriented businesses being set up and led by female entrepreneurs. Today’s announcement that we are targeting this new €250,000 competitive feasibility fund specifically at start-up companies led by women will build on this momentum – ensuring that more women get involved in starting businesses, getting into exports, and creating jobs."
Enterprise Ireland said the objective of the CFF is to assist female-led entrepreneurs, ideas and business propositions which may have potential to become high growth potential start-ups .
These are companies that; can develop scalable, innovative technologies, products or services for sale on world markets.
They are seeking to support projects that are likely to achieve significant growth within three years, sales of €1m per annum and employment of 10 or more people.
Applications will be open from Tuesday 20th August until 6pm on 10th September.
Full details can be found on the Enterprise Ireland website
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