Ten start-ups sought for ‘Hi-Start’ programme

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board is looking for ten internationally focused start-ups to take part in its next ‘Hi-Start’ programme.

The programme assists ambitious early stage growth focused companies to identify and build the foundations required to secure investment together with Enterprise Ireland high potential start-up support if applicable.

Running from March to October, it involves seven workshops each designed to contribute a key component to the development of the investor-ready business plan.

A related mentoring session will follow each training module to assist the participant with the specific outcomes required. The training and mentoring will be delivered by business development consultant John McMahon of Forum 21.

The applicants must be based in the Dublin or Wicklow regions, have established a customer need and demand for their offering, be able to demonstrate the potential to scale the business internationally and be within two years of starting up.

The closing date for applications is 21 February.