160 female-led start-ups applied to the Enterprise Ireland Female Entrepreneurs' Competitive Start Fund (CSF) in 2019 to win €50,000 in equity funding (from a total fund of €750,000) and to be selected for the Enterprise Ireland Innovate Programme which is delivered by Dublin BIC.
Now in its fourth year, the aim of the Innovate Programme is to help participants get investor-ready within 12 weeks. This involves reaching key commercial and technical milestones as well as building out and validating a scalable business proposition.
Dublin BIC look welcomed the newest recruits of the Innovate Programme in Decemeber 2020.
Previously, in 2017, 2018 and 2019, successful female-led companies who participated on the Innovate Programme include: