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Irish Government tempt tech startups to relocate with €500k prize fund

Technology startups with an interest in moving to Ireland are being encouraged to pitch for their chance to win €500k of funding.

The Irish Government’s business development agency, Enterprise Ireland, and London-based TechHub are hosting a pitch competition through which startups can gain access to €500k of funding and places at the upcoming Dublin Web Summit.

The competition is part of an Irish Government campaign to attract technology companies.

On Tuesday October 8, startups will compete across two stages:

Stage 1: the 2-minute one-on-one pitch – pitch your idea in under 60 seconds to one judge for the chance to go through to the next stage

Stage 2: the 5-minute panel pitch – the best 8 businesses will have a further 5 minutes to pitch their idea in more detail to the full panel of judges

Judges on the day include John Kenny from VC Delta Partners, Paul McDonnell from Dublin Web Submit and serial entrepreneur and Jolt Online founder Dylan Collins.

You can also register to be in the audience and listen to presentations from MD of BlikBook, Cheyne Tan, who moved his business from Londonto Dublin and to John Kenny from Delta Partners, who’ll talk about what VCs look for in potential investments.

To register to pitch or be part of the audience, please click here to register.

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