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Enterprise Ireland’s €750k Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for women entrepreneurs will open for applications on Tuesday, June 25. Up to €50,000 in equity funding is available to a maximum of 15 successful applicants with early stage start-up companies.
Mayo’s Best Young Entrepreneurs for 2019 and €50,000 investment fund winners were announced at an awards ceremony hosted by Local Enterprise Office Mayo earlier this month.
Westmeath/Longford politician and Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Robert Troy TD, has called for an explanation as to why there are substantial discrepancies in fuel prices across the country.
The search to find Westmeath’s ‘Best Young Entrepreneur’ for 2019 has formally commenced with an investment fund of €50,000 to share between the winners of the ‘Best Business Idea’, ‘Best Start-Up’ and ‘Best Established Business’ categories.
There was a broad welcome this week in the city for the announcement of €2.5M in funding for the provision of a second building at the successful Portershed.
Tesco Ireland has launched a new initiative offering free deliveries for over-65s when they shop online. It was launched to coincide with International Day of Older Persons, which seeks to support full and effective participation of older persons in the community. The new initiative was supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Age Action Ireland.
This Saturday April 28 is “Workers’ Memorial Day” — on this date every year all those injured or killed in work related accidents are remembered.
National and secondary schools throughout Galway will take part in Tech Week, Ireland’s national festival of technology, next month between April 22 and 28. Ireland’s national festival of technology is aimed at sparking an interest in technology and related study and careers among students, parents and the public. This exciting week of events will see more than 100,000 students take part in a range of fun activities, including the finals of several national Tech Week events. School students will be challenged on their computational thinking skills at the National Bebras final in NUI Maynooth on Saturday, April 21, and coding projects will be showcased by school children in the Scratch Programming Final in UL on Wednesday, April 25. Speaking at the launch of Tech Week 2018, Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan said: “The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is delighted to support Tech Week through Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme. All young people love science and finding out how things work. Tech Week is aimed at stimulating children’s natural curiosity and encouraging them to explore, discover and develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. "It provides hands-on opportunities for young people to learn about how computing and related technologies are shaping every area of life. With the European Commission estimating that 90 per cent of tomorrow's jobs will require digital skills; we need to ensure that Ireland is at the forefront of this transformation. We must be a leader in developing and nurturing STEM talent.”
A number of events are planned for Local Enterprise Week to increase awareness of the range of supports and services available to micro-enterprises from local enterprise offices.
Two local young entrepreneurs have been recognised at the county final of the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition.