Seedcorn competition 2019 now open for registrations.
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.
To apply for the 2019 Seedcorn competition, you must first create an account.
Then you will be asked to complete an application form about your business. Later in the competition, you will be asked to provide a visual representation of your business idea. This can either be a short video clip or a slide show presentation or both. FREE regional briefing sessions on the Seedcorn competition are now available for registration, see events below.
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.
The judges are looking for the same elements as a potential investor including:
If you have any questions about Seedcorn eligibility or rules, or InterTradeIreland funding services in general, please get in touch.