Did someone just say free money? Here's how to get your hands on it
If you think your business could do with an extra €100,000, read on. Cross-border group InterTradeIreland's Seedcorn Competition offers a cash prize fund of €280,000 and, just as importantly, the skills to become "investor-ready".
Prizes include €100,000 in cash for the overall winner.
The Punt is assured the competition is not just looking for the next big thing in disruptive apps.
This year is the 14th annual Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition, and it comes at a time when venture capital is becoming increasingly scarce.
It is open to new and early-stage innovative companies across all sectors and island-wide
Last year's overall winner was Ocean Survivor from Limerick. It manufactures safety equipment for the off-shore oil industry.
For anyone considering getting involved, InterTradeIreland is hosting free regional workshops that aim to guide candidates through the application process, including advice on presentation skills and business plans.
More information on the workshops can be found on the InterTradeIreland website.