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Helping Irish start-ups go global

For every start-up moment, we're there


From expert advice to raising funding and exploring opportunities in new international markets – Enterprise Ireland is here to support you in those important start-up moments. 

As a start-up, you may work with Enterprise Ireland or Local Enterprise Offices depending on your needs and goals. 


Enterprise Ireland supports innovative start-ups with international growth potential and ambition. 

Local Enterprise Offices support early-stage businesses initially focused on the domestic market. 

Access a community of start-up support

Enterprise Ireland helps to support and fund a vibrant start-up ecosystem, providing supports, insights and expertise to the most ambitious start-ups.

Start in Ireland

This tool will help you to understand the Irish start-up landscape, with information on funding, research and enterprise centres and more

Local Enterprise Offices

The 31 LEOs can connect you with the grants, mentorship and other local resources you’ll need to make your start-up happen

Enterprise Ireland's New Frontiers

Get invaluable skills, knowledge and financial support to accelerate your success on Enterprise Ireland’s entrepreneur development programme


Access wider funding through HBAN, an Enterprise Ireland-funded network of angel investors that also provides advice on pitching for investment

Business Innovation Centres

With 4 centres around Ireland, BICs provide specialised expertise, working space, resources and funding to innovative start-ups


Accelerators are designed to support scalable, innovative tech start-ups and provide investment and coaching from accomplished mentors

Accelerate your start-up growth

When your start-up is ready to grow through external investment, Enterprise Ireland can help you take this important step with expert advice and access to funding.

HPSU Feasibility Study Grant

Access up to €30,000 to help you to test how feasible your business strategy is, identify risks and understand the resources you need to begin scaling

Pre-Seed Start Fund

Once you've stress-tested your strategy and have developed an MVP and clear value proposition, you can apply for investment of up to €100,000

Innovative HPSU Fund

Accelerate your international business plan with co-funded equity investment of up to €800,000 for high potential start-ups that are developing new technologies

Contact the start-up team

It’s our business to understand your business. Our dedicated team is here to support you on your journey, guide you to the right support and advise you on the best next steps.


Call us on +353 1 727 2130 - open weekdays from 9am to 5pm. 

Or fill out our online form below.

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Supporting women in business

Enterprise Ireland believes that Ireland’s economic success will be driven by harnessing a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem which utilises the skills, ambition and talent of a diverse population. 

Increasing opportunities for women entrepreneurs and in management is a key priority for Enterprise Ireland, and this work is underpinned by our six-year Action Plan for Women in Business.  

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