Irish government seeks high potential north-west start-ups

Enterprise Ireland to hold Manchester event for start-ups looking to relocate

17 April 2012Enterprise Ireland, the lead Government agency in Ireland for supporting start-ups, is hosting a ‘Start Up in Ireland’ seminar aimed at helping north-west start-ups to access support from the Irish government. Support includes funding from a €10million start-up fund and direct support to help them grow an international business from Ireland. Ireland is ranked as one of the best European countries to do business, with its direct government support, competitive salaries, low rents and taxes for internationally focused start-ups. The event will be held on Wednesday 1 May from 3pm at the Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester.

Managed by Enterprise Ireland’s Overseas Entrepreneurship team, Start Up in Ireland is aimed at High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) companies from the IT, financial services, gaming  and life sciences sectors.

Speakers include:

  • Anthony O’Mara, of Trend Micro who will discuss his experience of working in a multinational environment as well as being an investor in start-ups.
  • Brian Caulfield, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist at DFJ Esprit who will talk about funding for enterprise software, Internet and technology companies.
  • Guy Walsingham, managing director, of communications agency Red Lorry Yellow Lorry who will provide tips and advice to help your business stand out.
  • Naghmeh Reilly, of Enterprise Ireland who will talk about why Ireland is the choice destination for technology start-ups and support services available to them.

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About Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. IT is also the lead agency for start-up support. Each year Enterprise-Ireland invests in over 150 start-ups. It works in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets. For more information on Enterprise Ireland, please visit