2011 All-Island Seedcorn Business Competition

InterTradeIreland is delighted to announce the launch of the 2011 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 your business idea
• Improve your business plan
• Make your concept investor ready
• Gain exposure to venture capitalists and other equity providers
• Increase the profile of your business

InterTradeIreland would be grateful if you would bring the 2011 competition to the attention of your relevant contacts. A number of workshops will be held around the country to introduce the competition to businesses – full details of the venues and dates and the competition terms and conditions and prize fund are available here.

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 Friday 16 September 2011 with the regional finals taking place in early November. The overall final will take place in Dublin on Wednesday 30 November 2011.

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 €139m 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 myself or Anne-Marie McAteer on 028 3083 4145 (048 from Ireland). Alternatively please email equity@intertradeireland.com

Entry brochure attached.