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Start-Up and Emerging Sector Fund

Your start-up may be eligible for funding of up to €500,000

Starting a business is never easy. At Bank of Ireland, we’ve come up with a plan to help you bring your business to the next level.  The Start-Up and Emerging Sectors Equity Fund has been created for innovative and energetic young enterprises. Managed by Delta Partners on behalf of Bank of Ireland, our €17m fund has been created to support Irish start-up or early stage businesses.

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What type of Business qualifies?

The Start-Up and Emerging Sectors Equity Fund intends to make investments of between €100,000 and €500,000 to high potential start-up companies that have an innovative idea. You should also have the potential to export, and be operating in one of the following sectors: greentech/cleantech, life sciences, medical devices, ICT, software, internet, emerging technologies, R&D and trading companies.

Getting the right investment at the right time will be crucial for your business. And this fund could be the financial support you’re looking for*.

*Investments will only be made in entities carrying on business in the Republic of Ireland that have potential to export. Investments will not be made if the proceeds of the investment would be used to re-finance existing debts of the business.

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How do I apply?

The Start-Up and Emerging Sectors Equity Fund is being managed on behalf of Bank of Ireland by Delta Partners who have been appointed Investment Managers. If you would like to know more about the fund and how to apply, then please visit the Delta Partners website at


Delta Partners
Media House
South County Business Park
Dublin 18

Tel: +353 (0)1 2940870
Fax: +353 (0)1 2940877

or talk to your local Bank of Ireland business adviser today

PLEASE NOTE: This PRODUCT is not regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.