Competitive Start Fund (CSF)

Overview

The purpose of the Competitive Start Fund is to accelerate the growth of start-up companies that have the capability to succeed in global markets.  The fund is designed to enable those companies reach key commercial and technical milestones, for example:

  • Evaluate overseas market opportunities and reach firm conclusions regarding the viability of the proposed business.
  • Build a prototype.
  • Secure a reference site.
  • Develop a market entry plan for exploiting international opportunities.
  • Secure partnership deal or strategic alliance.
  • Identify suitable channels to international markets.
  • Secure third party investment e.g. business angel, Venture Capital.

All applications to the Competitive Start Fund must be made via the Enterprise Ireland online application system during call open dates.

 Please note, call open and close dates outlined below are subject to change.

Upcoming Competitive Start Fund 2016 Call Dates

Call NoCall NameCall OpenCall ClosePitch
No. 31All Sectors13-Jan 2016*27-Jan*29-Feb
No. 32Female Entrepreneurship1 March 201622 MarchN/A
No. 33Regional Entrepreneurship16 March 20166 April16 May
No. 34International Entrepreneurship16 March 20166 April1 June
No. 35FinTech - call now open1 June 201615 June25 July
No. 36All Sectors - call now open1 June 201615 June29 July
No. 37Graduate Entrepreneurship24 August 20167 Sept  
No. 38International Entrepreneurship24 August 20167 Sept  
No. 39Manufacturing & AgriSeptember 2016    
No. 40All SectorsSeptember 2016    
No. 41Female EntrepreneurshipNovember 2016    

* Confirmed

 

Key contact/more information

For more information on the Competitive Start Fund, please contact:

csf@enterprise-ireland.com
353 1 727 2202 (9am - 5pm)

If you are not a client of Enterprise Ireland and want to learn more about qualifying and applying for Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start-Up supports, go to our Start a Business Section

 Competitive Start Fund in 2015

To date the following companies were offered CSF in 2015:

Client NameWebsite
EDUCATION DESTY LIMITEDwww.educationdesty.com
SARAH ROARTY LIMITEDwww.N17.com
NEURO HERO LTDwww.neurohero.com
INSPECT 4 HOOF TRIMMING LTDwww.inspect4.eu
SAUNA & STEAM DISTRIBUTORS LTD 
DR COY'S HEALTH FOODS LTDwww.drcoys.ie
DAOS ACCOUNTING SERVICES LTD
SALESOPTIMIZE LIMITEDwww.salesoptimize.com
CLOUDBERRY BAKERY LIMITEDwww.cloudberrybakery.com
FALCON FORESTRY LTDwww.falconforwarder.com
ORLA REYNOLDS LTDwww.orlareynolds.com
ROAMPA LTDwww.roampa.com
CHASING RETURNS LTD
MANGROVE GREEN LTDwww.chillymoo.ie
HEALTHBRIDGE TECHNOLOGY LIMITEDwww.healthbridgetechnology.com
TIC (BRUGGER) LTDwww.tic.ie
TR3DENT LTDwww.tr3dent.com
CROWDSIGHT LIMITEDwww.crowdsight.co
NIGHTMAKER LTDwww.lopoly.com
LADY TINY LTDwww.writingfortiny.ie
CREATIVE CITY LIMITED
PULPMAKER LTDwww.yapme.co/  
CONUNDRUM MUSIC LIMITED
ROCKFIELD MEDICAL DEVICES LIMITED
CATALYTIC BURNERS LTDwww.catalytic-burners.com
ATLANTIC EQUIPMENT PROJECT LIMITEDwww.atlanticequipmentproject.com      
CORTECHSCONNECT LTDwww.cortechs.ie
GABAJA LTDwww.impactgumshields.com
SELFIECOP LIMITEDwww.selfiecop.com
EONMAT LTDwww.firecloud365.com
CARAGLASS LIMITED
GRASSHOPPER SKATEBOARDS LIMITEDwww.grasshopperskateboards.com
ESCARGO CAR GOES LTD
EARTH ESSENCE LTDwww.earthessence.ie
DROPCHEF LIMITEDwww.dropchef.com
HOUSEMYDOG LIMITEDwww.housemydog.com
SIMPLITRAVEL LTD
D.A. RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LIMITED   
KL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS LTD
SPORTS FUEL LIMITED
PUMA SOCIAL DESIGNATED ACTIVITY COMPANYwww.carandus.com
ILENKO INNOVATIONS LIMITEDwww.MyMoneyPlatform.com
CARRIGGOWER CAPITAL LIMITEDwww.bonzaquote.com
APHELION LTDwww.aphelion.ie
TRAPTEC LIMITED
BEUTIFI LIMITEDwww.BEUTiFi.com
VENTUREQUEST LIMITEDwww.thegroupsystem.com
YELLOW HARBOUR LIMITED
ALLERGY LIFESTYLE LIMITEDwww.AllergyLifestyle.com
KILLBILLER LIMITEDwww.killbiller.com
LEAVES VENTURES LTD
SLAINTE EOL TEORANTA
NETTZER TECHNOLOGIES LTDwww.nettzer.com
GREKHO LIMITED www.grekho.com
IDENTITY INNOVATION LIMITED
MYTALENGI LIMITEDwww.keepersolutions.com
VISITORM LIMITED
MAGNETAR MEDICAL DEVICES LTDwww.magnetarmedicaldevices.com      
JUMLY LIMITEDwww.jumly.com
HIGGLEOO TV LIMITEDwww.higgleootv.com
HUGGNOTE LIMITED
NATURALLY CORDIAL LIMITED
SILVER LINING CLOUD CONSULTING LIMITED www.cloudconsulting.io
MINT TEK CIRCUITS LTDwww.mint-tek.com
SMALL BUSINESS BASE LIMITED
IMMERSIVE VR EDUCATION LIMITEDwww.immersivevreducation.com
DYNAMICS TELEPHONY LTDwww.dynamicstelephony.com
SAPHAI MEDICAL LIMITED
VISTRATO LIMITEDwww.vistrato.com
AOK MOBILE LTDwww.doclink.com
DUBLIN DESIGN STUDIO LIMITEDwww.getscriba.com
NJ DOHERTY SOLUTIONS LIMITED www.hamstring.ie
BRENDAN JOSEPH LIMITED www.brendanjoseph.com
MAMUKKO LIMITEDwww.mamukko.ie
DOG DAY DESIGN LIMITED
CLICK FINANCIAL LIMITED
NIAMH O'NEILL LIMITED
DOBIQUITY LTDwww.dobiquity.com
LUMINOSITY LIMITEDwww.luminosity.ie
BUYMIE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITEDhttp://buymie.eu
SURVIVAL RUSSIAN APP LIMITEDhttp://survivalrussian.co
NAVEEN KUMAR BACHANI
EMERGENT RESEARCH LIMITED
STROLL LIMITEDhttp://www.gostroll.com
SMARTEARTH LIMITEDhttp://smartearth.ie
SILVERCROWN LIMITEDhttp://www.icard.card
PLEZICA SENSOR NETWORKS LIMITEDwww.plezica.com
ADAM MCCROSSANhttp://www.touchhits.com
AGMANOR LIMITED 
MARK ANTHONY BRADLEYwww.sanserv.com
POLY PASSIVE MOULDINGS LIMITEDwww.passivesills.ie
MIMERGY LIMITED 
REPROINFO LIMITEDhttp://www.reproinfo.com
ROBERT DOWDALL 
CAGLIN LIMITEDhttp://www.caglin.eu
TRUE NORTH TECHNOLOGIES LIMITEDhttp://www.truenorthtechnologies.ie      
STUDYBUNDLES LIMITEDwww.studybundles.com
NEW WORLD COLLEGE LTD 
BOURBON MUSIC LIMITED 
REWARDSYNC LIMITED 
DEAL-DOC TECHNOLOGY LIMITEDwww.mydealdoc.ie
DANIEL LOFTUShttp://urbanfox.ie
BEATVYNE LIMITED 
PROF MICHAEL MAHER 
INVIZBOX LTDwww.invizbox.io
UNITUITION LIMITEDwww.unituition.com
FINOVATION LIMITEDhttp://www.myfuturenow.co.uk
SITESPY LIMITEDhttp://www.sitespysolutions.com
AVAIL SUPPORT LIMITED 
FIONTAR BIA CHONAMARA TEORANTA 
LANTACA LIMITEDhttp://www.lantaca.com

 

Competitive Start Fund in 2014

To date the following companies were offered CSF in 2014:

Client NameWebsite
DMF VANTAGE SOLUTIONS LTDwww.vantagesolutions.ie
LEARNLODEwww.learnlode.com
JB LEARNING SOLUTIONS LTDwww.jamjou.com
FAB STUDIO LTDwww.faballthings.com
VACUUM TRAVEL LTD 
VIDIRO ANALYTICS LTDwww.vidiroanalytics.com
INNOVATIVE IDEAS LTD
NAROM LTDwww.creepercrawlers.com
LOVE & ROBOTS LTDwww.loveandrobots.com
GAZEL DESIGN LTDhttp://gazelhome.com
DEBMARV SERVICES LTDwww.uniquecommunications.ie
SUPERQUEST LTD
ESAVE CORPORATION LTDwww.esavecorp.com
BEAUTIFEYE LTD
DEFIANT GAMES LTDwww.defiantgames.com
QMEETO LTDwww.qmeeto.com
SHOWGUIDER LTDwww.showguider.com
AUDIO CLOUD INNOVATIONS LTDwww.bpmjunction.com
SIGNATURE ACCESS LTD
THEYA LINGERIE LTDhttp://theyalingerie.com/
OTTERA TECHNOLOGY LTDwww.ottera.com
CMC HYGEA LTDwww.cmchygea.com
SALANN MARA ACLA TEOwww.achillislandseasalt.ie
MOHAGO LTDwww.mohago.com
RMT INVESTMENTS LTDwww.popple.co
KARUNA TECH LTDwww.tubett.com
REQUISYS LTD
HUB CONTROLS LTD
CAREZAPP LTDwww.carezapp.com
ROCKRIDGE FOODS LTD
LITERACY MAGIC LTDwww.literacymagic.com
LAYERLABZ LTDwww.layerlabz.com
EDUCATE4HEALTH LTD
GILFORD SPORTS ENTERPRISE LTDwww.customking.ie
DEVIATE ASPIRE LTD
LESSON PREP LTDwww.lessonprep.org
SMART DAWN LTD
TILLTONIC LTD
LATTICE RESEARCH LTDwww.lattice.ie
MELOSITY LIMITEDwww.mybeatz.com
IT'S BESIDE YOU LTDlucy@itsbesideyou.com
APPERBOOK LTDwww.apperbook.com
COLDLILIES LTDwww.coldlilies.com
CLOUD-KPI'S LTDwww.cloudkpisolutions.com
FROCKADVISOR LTDwww.frockadvisor.com
MARKETFINDER LTDwww.realmarketfinder.com
DIANIA TECHNOLOGIES LTDwww.dianiatechnologies.com
IDONEUS MEDICAL SERVICES LTDwww.idoneusmedical.ie
MEDXNOTE LTDwww.medxnote.com
TESTREACH LTDwww.testreach.com
ONLINE REPUTATION LTDwww.appsero.com
GETBULB LTDwww.getbulb.com
LAUNCH PAD TECHNOLOGIES LTDwww.fundrecs.com
POLDERTRON LTD 
MC GINN SISTERS LTDwww.theprowlster.com
WOODELO DESIGN LTDwww.woodelo.ie
ISIS ROSE LTDwww.isis-rose.co.uk
CLOUD DOCK LTDclouddock.co
COVEYO LTDwww.coveyo.com
PRIMITIVE SIX APPLICATIONS LTDwww.propertygate.ie
TENDERSCOUT LTDwww.tenderscout.com
IDASO LTDwww.idaso.ie
CHARITYCASH LTD 
QPARCEL LTDwww.myreturns.ie
YAKPACT LTDwww.yakpact.com
ECOVOLVE LTDwww.ecoplant.ie
GREEN AVIATION LTDwww.greenaviationuav.com
MONSON IRISH JEWELLRY LTDmonsonjewellery.com
EZY TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS LTDwww.ezytechnology.com
TRIPCLOCKER LTDwww.tripclocker.com
HAL SOFTWARE LTDwww.halsoftware.ie
LIFESURE LTD 
EDENSHELTERS PRODUCTS LTD 
CONTEGO SPORTS LTDwww.contegosports.com
MONACAIRN LTDwww.emeraldearthgifts.com
JAMJOU LTDhttp://jamjou.com
BRIGHTHEAD GAMES LTDwww.brightheadgames.com
CHECKVENTORY INNOVATION LTDwww.checkventory.com
DOCSOLID CONSULTANCY LTDwww.medicalexamtutor.com
M&S DINEEN LTDwww.uniwink.com
FANALYTICS LTDwww.fandomapp.com
ZAPPY LTDwww.zappy.ie
3DOM FILAMENTS LTDwww.3domfilaments.com
PEWTER GAMES STUDIOS LTDwww.pewtergamesstudios.com
WAY2PAY LTDwww.way2pay.ie
EVENTCELL LTDwww.eventcell.com
SHINE ANALYTICS LTDwww.legalshinehq.com
OBEO LTDwww.obeo.ie
ALL WEATHER INDUSTRIES LTD

Competitive Start Fund in 2013

To date, over 200 companies have been offered funding through the Competitive Start Fund. The following list of 85 companies were offered CSF in 2013.

Client NameCountyWebsite
MICROGEN BIOTECH LTDCarlowwww.linkedin.com
ARC RUA LTDCarlow
CUE MEDIA LTDCavanwww.cue247.com
SENSIPASS LTDCorkwww.avimir.com
SEAHORSE ATLANTIC LTDCorkwww.seahorseatlantic.ie
MY AUDITION STAGE LTDCorkwww.myauditionstage.com
PORTABLE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY LTDCorkwww.oncoassist.com
UNIFIED COMPUTING LTDCorkwww.rendicity.com
GLOWROUTE PRODUCTS LTDCorkwww.glowroute.com
EAZY DEALZ LTDCorkwww.travelbuddy.mobi
OBEAR TECHNOLOGIES LTDCorkwww.safecaretechnologies.com
CATEGORY CUBED LTDCorkwww.categorycubed.com
WHAT APPLICATIONS LTDCorkwww.whatsalon.com
SCHOOL THING LTDDublinwww.vsware.ie
GREENEGG TECHNOLOGIES LTDDublinwww.greenegg.ie
BALLS MEDIA LTDDublinwww.balls.ie
TRUEPIVOT LTDDublinwww.truepivot.com
REVERBEO LTDDublinwww.reverbeo.com
THE VOUCHER LINK LTDDublinwww.thevoucherlink.com
PHISON LTDDublinwww.fenestrapro.com
SEROTONIN LTDDublinwww.temptster.com
BUZZOO LTDDublinwww.buzzoo.fm
CLEVER BOX CLUB LTDDublinwww.cleverboxclub.com
THOUGHTBOX LTDDublinwww.thoughtbox.co
ADAPTICS LTDDublinwww.adaptics.com
WOOPIE LTDDublinwww.woop.ie
TEMPITY LTDDublinwww.tempity.com
STUDIO POWWOW LTDDublinwww.studiopowwow.com
BEAT YOUR MANAGER! FANTASY GAMES LTDDublin 
EAGLEGAL LTDDublin 
RIPPLE TECHNOLOGIES LTDDublinwww.rippleplatform.com
JUICE HUNT LTDDublinwww.orpens.ie
EVENTMAMA LTDDublinwww.eventmama.com
GREEN LETTERBOX LTDDublinwww.greenletterbox.com
GOTCHA NINJAS LTDDublinwww.gotchaninjas.com
VIZOLVE LTDDublinwww.visolve.com
GORDON GAMES LTDDublinwww.gordongames.com
SPARKPAGE LTDDublinwww.sparkpage.com
VISILIT LTDDublinwww.VisiLit.com
METALABS VIDEO LTDDublinwww.metalabs.tv
VICINITY SOFTWARE LTDDublinwww.vicinitysystems.com
FUNNEL ANALYTICS TECHNOLOGIES LTDDublinwww.3funnel.com
JULIA O'ROURKEDublinwww.rempad.com
ADME APPS LTDDublinwww.adme.at
EVERWORKS LTDDublinwww.getzendoc.com
SQEELER LTDDublinwww.squeeler.com
HAIL STUDIOS LTDDublinwww.hailstudios.com
TRIP CRYSTAL LTDDublinwww.aerlingus.tripcrystal.com
OPEN WIFI LTDDublinwww.openwifi.ie
FINCOM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS LTDDublin 
GIGSTARTER LTDDublinwww.gigstarter.com
VIDEOBOT LTDDublinwww.vbot.tv
EVEO SOLUTIONS LTDDublinwww.eveosolutions.ie
SIGHTER LTDDublinwww.sighter.co.uk
ZOODAZZLE LTDDublinwww.zoodazzle.com
ÁR-NUA TEC TEODublinwww.arnuatec.com
DH2 SOFTWARE LTDDublinwww.dh2technologies.com
SIMTERACTIVE LTDDublinwww.simteractive.com
INNERSTRENGTH LTDDublinwww.thehealthrx.com
VOUCHER PAGES LTDDublinwww.voucherpages.ie
EMIZAR CUSTOMER SOLUTIONS LTDDublinwww.emizar.com
CLUBAPP LTDDublinwww.clubapp.ie
ROCKET RAINBOW LTDDublinwww.rocketrainbowstudios.com
STACKAJACK PRODUCTS LTDDublinwww.stackajack.com
OK APPS LTDDublinwww.instacoach.me
TOM KAVANAGHDublinwww.bikeshowdaily.com
POINTEC MEDICAL LTDGalwaywww.pointecmedical.com
ENGLISH BUBBLE LTDGalwaywww.englishbubble.com
ELEMENT SOFTWARE LTDGalwaywww.elementwave.com
ECOLUX LTDKerrywww.ecolight.ie
D2E SOFTWARE DESIGNS LTDKerrywww.d2edesigns.com
AQ METRICS LTDKildarewww.aqmetrics.com
RUSH HOUR ANALYTICS LTDKildarewww.rushhouranalytics.com
YELLOW SCHEDULE LTDLimerickwww.yellowschedule.com
TAMM TECHNOLOGIES LTDLimerickwww.tammsoftware.com
CONCEPTWORX LTDLimerickwww.conceptworx.com
EVB SPORTS SHORTS LTDLouthwww.evbsportsshorts.com/
LIKEWHERE DISCOVERY LTDLouthwww.likewhere.com
MB MEDI-PRINT LTDSligowww.mbmediprint.com
GROUPNOS TECHNOLOGIES LTDSligowww.groupnos.com
PR SLIDES LTDWaterfordwww.prslides.com
FONESENSE LTDWaterfordwww.fonesense.com
MARTIN BIOTECH LTDWestmeathwww.martinbiotech.com
JOSH MEDICAL LTDWestmeath 
BROOKE & SHOALS FRAGRANCE LTDWicklowwww.brookeandshoals.ie

If you are not a client of Enterprise Ireland and want to learn more about qualifying and applying for Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start-Up supports, go to our Start a Business Section