About Start

Start is a national campaign developed by the Local Enterprise Offices aimed at ensuring innovative startups and entrepreneurs get the funding and supports they need to develop their business or grow a business idea.


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Find the supports you need – funding, training or advice

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Local Enterprise Offices provide advice, information and support to anyone starting or growing a business in Ireland. There are 31 dedicated Local Enterprise Office teams in Ireland, based right across the Local Authority network, all offering funding, training and support.

Business sector targets:

Start is open to applicants from all sectors but particularly:

• software/internet
• digital technologies
• creative/gaming
• food/agritech
• sports/leisure
• cleantech/renewables
• healthcare/medtech/
• lifesciences
• robotics/big data
• artificial intelligence
• augmented reality
• fintech/regtech

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