Apply for 2013 All-Island Seedcorn Business Competition before 28th June!

(30 Apr 2011)

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InterTradeIreland has launched the ALL NEW  2013 All-Island Seedcorn Business Competition, the largest business competition on the island of Ireland.

Prize fund of €280,000 on Offer!
Closing date for this year’s competition is Friday, 28th June 2013

Companies wishing to enter will complete a single page application form and submit a visual representation of the business idea, either a three-minute video clip or a presentation slide deck, or both. Shortlisted companies will be invited to submit their full business plans and will be offered coaching and development workshops along the way. For more information on the 2013 competition see here while you can download the Official rules and guidelines here.

The competition seeks to transform equity seeking businesses into first-class investor ready companies. In addition to the prize fund of €280,000, companies will have access to the Seedcorn Network – an extensive business community which will help boost the company’s profile. The competition offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to;

• Develop your business idea
• Improve your pitching skills

• Improve your business plan
• Make your concept investor ready
• Gain exposure to venture capitalists and other equity providers
• Increase the profile of your business

A number of promotional workshops will be held around the country to introduce the competition to businesses. Pre-registration for these events is compulsory. Full details of the venues and dates and the competition terms and conditions and prize fund are available at

Regular hints and tips for the competition will be issued via our twitter feed - follow us on @ITI_seedcorn.  Closing date for this year’s competition is Friday 28 June 2011 with shortlisted companies invited to submit their business plan by September 11. Selected companies will compete at the regional finals which will take place in early November. The overall final will take place in Dublin on Wednesday 27 November 2013.






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