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February 11th, 2019 @ 11:33

Upcoming Competitive Start Fund 2019 Call Dates

Please note the upcoming 2019 CSF dates have been announced and are available at https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/funding-supports/company/hpsu-funding/competitive-start-fund-csf-.html Please note: call open and close dates outlined are subject to change – please keep an eye on the website. The focus of the specific calls is yet to be confirmed.

Upcoming Competitive Start Fund 2019 Call Dates

Call No

Call Name

Call Open

Call Close

No. 59

All Sectors - Now Open

29th Jan. 2019

12th Feb. 2019

No. 60

CSF Call

16th April 2019

30th April 2019

No. 61

CSF Call

02nd July 2019

16th July 2019

No. 62

CSF Call

01st October 2019

15th October 2019

Please note: call open and close dates outlined above are subject to change. The focus of the specific calls is yet to be confirmed.


The purpose of the Competitive Start Fund is to accelerate the growth of start-up companies that have the capacity to succeed in global markets. The fund is designed to enable those companies to reach key technical and commercial milestones.

Applicants to the fund should ideally be able to demonstrate the following:

·        Be able to clearly demonstrate that product or service has reached MVP stage, and that the product is, at a minimum, live in beta.

·        That the product or service has demonstrable customer validation with (trial and/or paying) customers.

·        A fully articulated proposition addressing a clear gap in the market with market research conducted with customers / potential customers.

·        Evidence of innovation, export potential and employment capacity. Clear market opportunity for the proposed product or service. Clear knowledge of the competitive landscape.

·        Clear execution plan outlined, identifying suitable channels to international markets.

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