InterTradeIreland is delighted to announce the launch of the 2012 All-Island Seedcorn Business Competition, the largest business competition on the island of Ireland.
The competition seeks to transform equity seeking businesses into first-class investor ready companies. In addition to the prize fund of €280,000, companies will have access to the Seedcorn Network – an extensive business community which will help boost the company’s profile. The competition offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to;
• Develop their business idea
• Improve their business plan
• Make their concept investor ready
• Gain exposure to venture capitalists and other equity providers
• Increase the profile of the business
Competition booklet is available here >>.
A number of promotional workshops and business planning workshops will be held around the country to introduce the competition. As number are limited for many of these events, pre-registration is enssential. Full details of the venues and dates and the competition terms and conditions and prize fund are available at:
Regular hints and tips for the competition will be issued via our twitter feed - follow us on @ITI_seedcorn. Closing date for this year’s competition is 1pm on Wednesday 12 September 2012 with the regional finals taking place in late October and early November. The overall final will take place in Belfast's iconic Titanic Building on Wednesday 28 November 2012.
Companies involved in the competition in previous years have provided very positive feedback on the competition and the process. New private equity in excess of €145m has been raised by companies who have been regional finalists in previous years, many as a direct result of taking part in the competition.
If you require more information or require further copies of the literature please do not hesitate to contact me or Caroline Sweeney on 028 3083 4145 (048 from Ireland). Alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org .