Hello,We hope that the Summer months have treated you well!
To assist you in identifying Entrepreneur and Enterprise Initiatives and Events that are scheduled for the rest of 2015, Enterprise Ireland has helpfully put together the following list which might be of interest!Entrepreneur and Enterprise Initiatives Open Currently1. Community Enterprise Initiatives (2015 – 2017) Fund re-opens until 6pm on Friday 4th September.www.enterprise-ireland.com/communityenterpriseinitiative . If you have a query, please contact Gillian Slattery – firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions to ‘Call for Expressions of Ideas for Regional Enterprise Initiatives’ – 12 noon Friday 11 September www.enterprise-ireland.com/regionalenterpriseinitiative3. New Programme – ACORNS: Accelerating the Creation Of Rural Nascent Start-ups – designed specifically for early stage female entrepreneurs living outside the administrative boundaries of the main 5 cities in Ireland . Application deadline is Friday 11th September. www.acorns.ie – information about this one was sent out by Olwen to everyone last week.4. Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards 2015 open for applications until Friday 25th SeptemberUpcoming Entrepreneur and Enterprise Initiatives and Events25 Aug Competitive Feasibility Fund Agri Business opens, closes 8th September – Details here25 Aug OMiG Blended Marketing, Blended Learning, Blended Networking Seminar, Galway. Details here26 Aug Competitive Start Fund for International Entrepreneurs opens, closes 9 Sep – Details here27 Aug ‘The Power of the Pitch’ workshop for regional startups at Bank of Ireland’s Workbench , Mainguard St., Galway. No cost to participate. Contact the bank directly for details.Aug – Nov Skillnets Training in Galway. Details hereAug – Dec GRETB Training Centre Courses. Details hereAug – Dec MSLETB Training Centres Courses. Details hereSep – Dec Business relevant Training organised by the Local Enterprise Offices – Details here for Galway, Mayoand RoscommonSep – Nov Medical Technologies Training by the Irish Medical Devices Association. Details hereSep Competitive Feasibility Fund for the West Region – Details to be announced in SeptemberSep Food Academy Development Programme 2015, LEO Galway – Details here9 Sep Innovation Vouchers opens, closes 23 Sep www.innovationvouchers.ie14 Sep ACCELERATE – Management Development Programme for Small Business Owners, Abbey Hotel, Roscommon – Details here16 Sep Manufacturing & Agricultural Competitive Start Fund opens, closes 30 Sep – Details here16 Sep ICT and Industrial Sectors Competitive Start Fund opens, closes 30 Sep – Details here16 Sep InterTradeIreland Funding for Growth Advisory Clinic (private 1-1s), Grant Thornton Offices, Galway – Details here18 Sep Galway Chamber Venture West, International VC Conference, Bailey Allen Hall,NUI Galway www.venturewest.ie22-24 Sep National Ploughing Championships, Rathiniska, Co Laois. Special Innovation Area at www.npa.ie will be of interest to people looking for ideas25 Sep Network Ireland Annual Conference & Awards, Knockranny House Hotel, Westport – Details here28-2 Oct Mayo Ideas Week – Programme will be available here soon. Follow #MayoIdeasWeek.29 Sep Spirit of Entrepreneurship event, GMIT Castlebar www.spiriteventwest.comOct 3rd Level Student Entrepreneur Awards will open for applicationswww.studententrepreneurawards.ie1 Oct Enterprise Start event, Mayo www.enterprise-ireland.com/enterprisestart6-7 Oct MedTech Ireland, Radisson, Galway www.medteceurope.com/ireland5-10 Oct Startup Gathering Week. The focus will be on Galway on Friday 9th October. Contact Galway Co-ordinator email@example.com if you would like to get involved. www.startupireland.ie/startupgathering14-15 Oct Trade & Investment Mission in Ireland – Details here20 Oct Finance 4 Growth Workshop: Export Finance – Limiting the Risk of International Trade. Details here21-22 Oct National Women’s Enterprise Day, Galway Bay Hotel,Salthill www.nwed.ie29 Oct Med in Ireland – Showcase for Irish Medical Technologies companies, National Convention Centre, Dublin www.medinireland.ie30 Oct déanta – Irish Design, from Concept to Manufacture to Market Conference, Letterfrack, Co. Galway www.gmitletterfrackconference.ie6 Nov Information Technology Association Galway (ITAG) Awards, Hotel Meyrick, Galway. Details here11 Nov Female Competitive Start Fund opens, closes 25 Nov – Further details will be available here18-19 Nov Meet West, Hodson Bay Hotel, Roscommon www.meetwest.ieUseful ResourcesStartup Weblinks – Guide for early stage entrepreneurs in the West – www.enterprise-ireland.com/startupweblinksGalway MedTec Map http://technologyvoice.com/2015/08/10/galway-medtech-map-irelands-medical-device-clusterMedTec Map of Ireland – Download here#BOIworkbench Galway, just recently opened, is a free co-working space for startups. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org more information.