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Funding and Supports
Supports & Programmes

Have a Start-up Idea?

If you have a new business idea, you may qualify for funding and supports from Enterprise Ireland or your local County Enterprise Board.

There are 35 City and County Enterprise Boards located throughout the country that offer a first-stop shop for entrepreneurs. Supports available include:

  • Start-your-own-business training courses.
  • Market research information.
  • Business planning advice and templates.
  • Access to experienced business mentors.
  • Feasibility grants and co-investment for your plans.

However, if your start-up business has the potential to develop an innovative product or service for sale on international markets and the potential to create 10 jobs and €1m in export sales within 3 to 4 years of starting up, then you may qualify for assistance from Enterprise Ireland as a High Potential Start-up (HPSU).


Enterprise Ireland Start-up Team

If you feel that your business is a High Potential Start-up, our Start-up Team is available to discuss your idea and start-up needs and direct you to the most appropriate supports. Go to our Start-up Section to learn more about what we look for in a start-up proposition and how we work with High Potential Start-up companies.


Find Your Nearest County Enterprise Board

Alternatively, you can browse the advice and supports available from your County Enterprise Board.