ACORNS are now seeking applications for a new fully funded programme aimed at providing early stage female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland with the knowledge, support and networking opportunities to advance the development of their businesses. Entitled ACORNS - Accelerating the Creation Of Rural Nascent Start-ups - the programme is focused on unleashing the potential of female entrepreneurs who have recently started a business or who have taken concrete steps towards doing so.
As part of the “Action Plan for Jobs: Regional”, the Department for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation announced funding for a competitive process to drive enterprise growth and new employment in all regions Enterprise Ireland ran a €5 million Community Enterprise Initiative Scheme and a €5 million Competitive Fund for Local Enterprise Offices under the initiative.
Aged between 18 and 30 with an outstanding idea/commercial venture for a start-up or existing business then you should enter the IBYE Competition. Almost any young person with a business/business idea can enter this competition. It doesn’t matter what your background is. Maybe you have been to University and researched a business idea, maybe you have always wanted to be your own boss, maybe you want to work for yourself, maybe you have an idea to improve your existing business or maybe you want to return home and set up your business in Ireland?