As noted on the forums Enterprise Ireland, the industrial development agency has launched a new Internet and Games Competitive Start-up Fund, with an initial pot of €500,000 to invest in 10 internet and games start-ups.

In particular it is noted that companies can apply for funding to ‘Build a prototype, gain market traction and retain a significant number of users.’

There is however a tight deadline and applicants must have their proposals in by Thursday 16th December 2010.

Contact the mailbox for more information.

An Enterprise Ireland telephone support line will be open from 1st December until 16th December. The dedicated telephone number for the Internet & Games Fund is: + 353 1 727 2244

If you are not a client of Enterprise Ireland and want to learn more about qualifying and applying for Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start-Up supports, go to our Start a Business Section.

See for details on qualifying and evaluation criteria.