The search for All Ireland hurling final tickets has begun (feel free to get in touch with any offers!).  So in addition to that September Sunday, thanks to  the Enterprise Ireland Team West Region, we can share  funding opportunity information and deadlines with you in addition to some events that have caught our interest. 

 

  •  New women entrepreneurs – ACORNS: Accelerating the Creation Of Rural Nascent Start-ups is a new programme designed specifically for early stage female entrepreneurs living outside the administrative boundaries of the main 5 cities in Ireland . Programme attached. Application deadline is Friday 11th September. www.acorns.ie
  •  Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards 2015 open for applications until Friday 25th September.  www.businessachieversaward.com  Last year, www.thefoodhub.com  was a national winner!
  • Competitive Feasibility Fund Agri Business closes 8th September – Details here
  • Competitive Feasibility Fund for the West Region – Details to be announced in September
  • Enterprise Ireland  Innovation Vouchers closes 23 Sep www.innovationvouchers.ie
  • Competitive Start Fund for International Entrepreneurs closes 9 Sep – Details here
  • Manufacturing & Agricultural Competitive Start Fund closes 30 Sep – Details here
  • ICT and Industrial Sectors Competitive Start Fund  closes 30 Sep – Details here
  •  Female Competitive Start Fund opens 11 November, closes 25 Nov – Further details will be available here

 

EVENTS

 

  • 25 Aug  OMiG Blended Marketing, Blended Learning, Blended Networking Seminar, Galway. Details here
  • 27 Aug  ‘The Power of the Pitch’ workshop for regional startups at Bank of Ireland’s Workbench , Mainguard St., Galway. Workshop & Presenter Details attached. No cost to participate.
  • 16 Sep    InterTradeIreland Funding for Growth Advisory Clinic (private 1-1s), Grant Thornton Offices, Galway – Details here
  • 18 Sep    Galway Chamber Venture West, International VC Conference, Bailey Allen Hall,NUI Galway  www.venturewest.ie
  • 5-10 Oct   Startup Gathering Week. Contact Galway Co-ordinator john.breslin@nuigalway.ie  if you would like to get involved.  www.startupireland.ie/startupgathering
  • 21-22 Oct   National Women’s Enterprise Day, Galway  www.nwed.ie
  • 18-19 Nov  Meet West, Hodson Bay Hotel, Roscommon  www.meetwest.ie

 

 And seriously, don’t forget about those tickets!