Seedcorn

What is Seedcorn?

Seedcorn 2018 Competition is now closed for entries.

The Seedcorn competition mirrors the real life investment process and can greatly improve your ability to attract investment for your business by helping you and your business become investor ready. The competition is aimed at early and new start companies that have a new equity funding requirement and has a total cash prize fund of €280,000.

Official Rules and Entry Kit

Simple Application Process

  • Fill in a short application form telling us about your business
  • Provide a visual representation of your business idea. This can either be a short video clip or a slide show presentation or both. You will be given a time slot in early June in which to upload your visual.

More Details

Categories

New start company

  • For companies under five years old at 1 June 2018 and who are seeking to raise new equity of between €50,000 and €299,999.

Early stage company

  • For companies under five years old at 1 June 2018 and who are seeking to raise in excess of €300,000.

Prizes

There are nine cash prizes up for grabs and entrepreneurs compete against each other regionally before competing for the all-island Best New Start and Best Early Stage Company titles.

Every business idea / plan submitted is reviewed by our investment experts and you are given individual feedback on request. Shortlisted companies also get a unique opportunity to pitch to investors and business leaders.

  • €100,000: Overall winner
  • €50,000: Best Category Winner
  • 6 x €20,000: Regional Winners
  • €10,000: Special Award Winner for the best venture stemming from a university spin-out or support programme

Seedcorn Enquiries

If you have any questions about Seedcorn eligibility or rules, or InterTradeIreland funding services in general, please get in touch.

Connor Sweeney will handle your enquiry. You can get in touch directly by email connor.sweeney@intertradeireland.com, by phone 02830834151, or by using the form below.

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