AIB JumpStart seeks more entries for €25,000 prize

By: October 15, 2013
Bobby Kerr is pictured with gymnast Daniel Moggan at the launch of the competition Bobby Kerr is pictured with gymnast Daniel Moggan at the launch of the competition

The AIB JumpStart competition is open for entries until Thursday 24th of October. The short list will be announced on Friday 1st November.

The prize for the winning company worth €25,000 will include (along with seed capital of €2,500):
• An incubation space of 23sqm for twelve months
• Included in this space will be desks and chairs for two people
• Electricity and heating bills for their office covered for one year
• Free wireless access within the building and their office
• Free use of the boardroom for meetings and events during the year
• €7,500 worth of mentoring
• An ‘Integration Support Package’ from PayPal
• Brand identity and design business start-up package from KR Management & Design
• Design and build of a brochure style website for the business
• Half day SEO consultation with Superior Internet Marketing
• Half day social media consultation, supplied by Razorcoast
• Public Relation services for one full day from Aspire PR
• Meeting with Enterprise Ireland to identify options for Enterprise Ireland support.

Interested applicants must meet set criteria:
• The business must be technology or knowledge based – competitive advantage could be due to the existence of intellectual property.
• There is an intent to export if they are not already exporting
• The business plan includes substantial growth strengthening the economic impact of the business within the region
• The applicant must be in business for less than two years

Shortlisted entrants will present their ideas to some of Ireland’s best known entrepreneurs, Bobby Kerr; Louise Phelan, VP, Global Operations EMEA, PayPal; John Farragher, regional manager, Business Banking, Allied Irish Bank; Oisin Geoghegan, CEO Fingal County Enterprise Board and Declan Lyons, technology infrastructure programme manager, Enterprise Ireland.

Application forms can be downloaded from www.thelinc.ie/AIBJumpStart and returned by 4pm on Thursday 24th of October.