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All you need to know about starting a business in Ireland

A hotbed of entrepreneurship, Ireland is a great place to live and work. When combined with low corporation tax rate of 12.5%, a young, vibrant, well educated workforce and many sources of start-up funding, you’ll see that there are many benefits to starting in business here in Ireland. Every year Enterprise Ireland invests in approximately 200 start ups.

International companies that are raising investment and have a well-developed business plan, can apply for the following Enterprise Ireland’ supports:

  • Competitive Start Fund (CSF)A €50k equity investment designed to accelerate the development of companies by supporting them to achieve commercial and technical milestones.  The fund is open for applications several times throughout the year with themed calls made for specific sectors and international entrepreneurs. 
  • Innovative High Potential Start-up (iHPSU) Fund The innovative High Potential Start-up Fund allows Enterprise Ireland to offer equity investment to HPSU clients, on a co-funded basis to support the implementation of a company’s business plans. First time and follow-on equity investments in HPSUs are supported under this offer.

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