High Potential Start Up (HPSU) Showcase

Start-up Showcase is the largest High Potential Start-Up event in the year bringing together the new companies which Enterprise Ireland has invested in during the year. The event is by invitation only and participants include all of the High Potential Start-up (HPSU) and the Competitive Start Fund (CSF) companies and a representative from each of the New Frontiers Programmes that Enterprise Ireland had supported during the year. The Start-up Showcase is also a networking event where companies are joined by potential investors, banks and other start up support organisations both private and public. Click here for details on latest Start-up Showcase


Start-up Class of 2017

HPSU Showcase 2018

Start-up Class of 2017

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Start-up Class of 2016

Start up Class of 2016

Start-up Class of 2016

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Start-up Class of 2015

HPSU Class of 2015Start-up Class of 2015


Start-up Class of 2014

The High Potential Start Up Class of 2014
Start-up Class of 2014

Start-up Class of 2013

The Start-up Class of 2013 is the largest High Potential Start-up (HPSU) event in the calendar year and commends the 103 new High Potential companies that received Enterprise Ireland Assistance during 2013. The event also commends the 85 Competitive Start Fund Companies and a representative from each of the 12 New Frontiers Programmes. Mr. Brian Long, Atlantic Bridge Partners was the key note speaker and was followed by two panel discussions on How to engage with investors to get funded and Lessons Learnt: Customer Acquisition, Funding Strategy & Building the team.

Minister Richard Bruton and Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland hosted “The Start Up Class of 2013 Investor & Networking morning" in The Print Works, Dublin Castle.

Minister Richard Bruton and Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland hosted “The Start Up Class of 2013 Investor & Networking morning" in The Print Works, Dublin Castle.

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Start-up Class of 2012

In 2012 alone, Enterprise Ireland invested in more than 150 high potential start-ups and early stage businesses. The annual HPSU Showcase event profiles and promotes the entrepreneurs and companies supported by Enterprise Ireland across a range of manufacturing, international services and technology sectors.

The 'Class of 2012' Showcase puts the spotlight on the 97 High Potential Start-Up companies that have successfully established new businesses in Ireland over the course of the past year, with funding and support from Enterprise Ireland. Alongside them is the crop of 60 early stage entrepreneurs who have been supported by the Competitive Start Fund to test the market for their products and services and progress their business plans for the international marketplace. 12 representatives from the 2012 New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme are also in this year’s showcase.


Start-up Class of 2011

The 'Start-up Class of 2011’ Showcase event commends the 92 High Potential Start-Up companies and 55 Competitive Start companies that received Enterprise Ireland investment during 2011.


Start-up Class of 2010

In 2010, Enterprise Ireland supported 80 HPSU companies. The companies profiled have benefited from the wide range of services offered by the Enterprise Ireland team during 2010 including Market and technology support and validation; introductions to the venture capital community and Business Angel Network; access to business Mentors;assistance in securing key 'reference sales' in Ireland and in overseas markets; support in building and developing a management team and finding suitable incubation space.


Hear from the Entrepreneurs

View videos of Enterprise Ireland supported HPSUs. You will learn about the range of business sectors supported and the experiences of the entrepreneurs in starting up their businesses and engaging with Enterprise Ireland.


Key contact/more information

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+353 1 727 2130

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