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NATIONAL WOMEN'S ENTERPRISE DAY
BUILD THE FUTURE
As we look forward we want to help “Build the Future” by inviting you to join us and some of Ireland’s most inspiring female entrepreneurs and business women for a day of inspiration and learning on Wednesday 7 October.
Female entrepreneurs and budding businesswomen will be looking to the future at this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day after the line up for the event was announced this week. The Local Enterprise Office initiative, now in its 15th year, will be hosted by founder and broadcaster Áine Kerr.
The free event, titled “Build The Future”, takes place online on the 7th October and will feature some of Ireland’s best known female entrepreneurs including the likes of Aimee Connolly of Sculpted by Aimee, Rachel Doyle of The ArboretumandSharon Keegan of Peachy Lean, who was recently supported on Dragon’s Den UK.
Those looking to attend National Women’s Enterprise Day can find more information and register for free here and join the conversation online using the hashtag #NWED.
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Irish environmentalist Duncan Stewart, well-known as the host of RTÉ’s Eco Eye since 2002, will offer his expertise and guidance to businesses across the South East. Exclusively available to businesses in the South East, enterprises are invited to attend the free Green for Micro conference on Friday 15th October at 9.30 am, hosted online via Zoom.
The Green for Micro conference offers a unique opportunity to learn how to cut harmful emissions and make significant energy and bottom-line savings. It aims to support small businesses in the South East and break down environmental and sustainability challenges for their business.
Keynote speaker, Duncan Stewart, will share his insights on how vital it is for businesses to address environmental issues within their business and how this will ensure the sustainability of small enterprises into the future. Expert speakers from 3 Counties Energy Agency (3cea) and the Southern Region Waste Management office will share useful tips on how to make simple changes.
Led by the Local Enterprise Offices in the South East, in partnership with 3 Counties Energy Agency (3cea), the South East Green for Micro programme was launched in April 2019, funded by Enterprise Ireland to assist local businesses with their low carbon transition.
Are you launching a new product or refreshing an existing concept?
Are you a potential inventor, writer, artist or budding entrepreneur?
In our 2 hour webinar, learn how to create, protect and exploit your concepts, products, services and creative work.
Whatever you are doing you can use IP to your great advantage!
The webinar will deliver a unique opportunity to learn how to understand and use intellectual property to create, improve, protect and market your business or concept. It guide you as to how to avoid its dangerous and costly pitfalls while exploiting its numerous beneficial opportunities.
Join us for a FREE 2 day (20 & 27 October) workshop followed by one to one mentoring to help you on your First Steps to Export. The purpose of the workshops/consultancy is to up-skill domestic focused business interested in understanding if exporting is for them and to consider the challenges and opportunities for commencing an export journey.
Following on from the workshops, potential exporters will be appointed a mentor that assist in the development of an export plan template, that the business can use as a strategic tool for implementation of a potential export opportunity. There may also be the opportunity to attend suitable trade shows, trade missions or meet the buyer events. To find out more or book you place, click on the following link:-
€2M ENTERPRISE IRELAND COMPETITIVE START FUND NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS CSF & ALL SECTORS CSF
Women Entrepreneurs Competitive Start Fund
For this Women Entrepreneurs call, applications are invited from women entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial teams and existing early stage start-ups with a woman who has a place on the lead management team and who owns or will own at least 25% of the voting share capital in the start-up. The project must be active in the Manufacturing & Internationally Traded Services sectors.
All Sectors Competitive Start Fund www.enterprise-ireland.com/csfallsectors
For this All Sectors call, applications are invited from entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial teams and existing early stage start-ups active in the Manufacturing & Internationally Traded Services sectors, including but not restricted to, eligible companies that offer / services / solutions to address challenges and opportunities with regards to Climate Action with an emphasis on decarbonisation.
Applicants are asked to apply for one of the above calls only.
What is the maximum funding available?
The selected companies will receive a maximum investment of €50,000 for a 10% ordinary equity stake in the start-up company. The investment shall be released in two equal tranches. The Company will be required to secure additional equity investment of €5,000 (in Ordinary shares), from promoters or external investees, prior to the release of EI’s first tranche.
What is the call close date?
Both calls for applications will close on Tuesday 28th September 2021 at 3.00pm
Application Support Workshops
Application Support Workshops will be held online by Business Innovation Centres (BICs) nationwide. Workshops are free to attend. Spaces are limited, workshops are interactive and participation is welcomed from entrepreneurs and early stage companies. Workshops are also open to internationally based entrepreneurs looking to start a business in Ireland. Prior registration is required.
Your Local Business Innovation Centre (BIC) in addition to application support workshops can offer assistance with preparing your CSF application.
For more information and to apply:
Applications must be made through the Enterprise Ireland online application system during the call open and call close dates/times. Log on to:www.enterprise-ireland.com/csf Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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