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    • #8217
      Aphra K

      [just posted under news..]

      A new call for applications to the Competitive Start Fund will be launched tomorrow on Wednesday 28th September.

      The fund is open to applications from the ICT & Industrial sectors including the following sub-sectors: Internet, Games, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Telecoms, Lifesciences, Cleantech and Industrial Products.

      The call close date for applications to this Competitive Start Fund will be 6pm on Wednesday 19th October 2011.

      Overview of the Competitive Start Fund

      The purpose of the Competitive Start Fund is to accelerate the growth of start-up companies that have the capability to succeed in global markets. The fund is designed to enable those companies reach their key commercial and technical milestones, for example:

      Evaluate overseas market opportunities and reach firm conclusions regarding the viability of the proposed business

      Build a prototype

      Develop a market entry plan for exploiting international opportunities.

      Identify suitable channels to international markets.

      Secure third party investment e.g. business angel, Venture Capital

      For more on application see http://bit.ly/dZjcdl


      we will have a feature on gd.ie in the next couple of days about this fund

      – Aphra

    • #47426

      We were awarded the Competitive Start Fund back in April and it’s really helped us move to the next level and even helped us secure an awesome publishing deal!

      Highly recommended from Open Emotion Studios anyhow…

      Paddy M.

    • #47435

      I look forward to a feature on Open Emotion Studio? Where you came from, challenges starting out, plans for future etc…

      Its my dream to set up a small company with friends too.

      You’ve only been running a few years and are already looking to open a Tokyo office. Kudos, I salute you.

    • #47436
      Aphra K

      mm…we did one..

      and I travelled to Limerick myself to interview the guys…

      are you not reading our features???


      See http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/features/viewfeature.php?article=5642

    • #47437

      Oops I’m slow, thanks!

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