Who doesn’t remember last year’s Spark of Genius Competition won by Data Hug which resulted in major publicity for the guys. We’re all looking forward to it coming out of private beta.
Well DWS is at it again, this time with ESB Electric Ireland, and they have a â‚¬40k prize fund of cash and services.
2011 judges include Brian Caulfield of DFJ, Shay Garvey of Delta and Mark Roden of Ezetop. Shortlisted companies will pitch at the Dublin Web Summit on October 27th.
Applications will open from June 10th and we’ll let you know here when they do.
It’s that time of year again where start-ups all over the island are busy tweaking their business plans for the Seedcorn competition. There is still enough time if you start now and you’re missing out on a big opportunity if you don’t. There is â‚¬360,000 in prizes up for grabs.
Do you meet the following criteria?
- In the seed, startup or early stages of business development
- Incorporated on the island of Ireland
- Not more than 5 years old at Friday 25 September 2009
- Have a new equity requirement of at least â‚¬100,000 (or sterling equivalent)
- Have cumulative sales targets of less than or in excess of â‚¬5m by year 3,4 or 5
Deadline is 1PM FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2009
The site goes live at 2pm today. It’s very simple, send IQContent a 5-page business plan that shows how your will turn your idea into a great online business.
The best submissions will be shortlisted and asked to present their business plans before a panel of independent judges.
The final winner will be announced at the end of June.
This bit is important:
Weâ€™re not investors. Weâ€™re not venture capitalists. Weâ€™re not looking for equity and we donâ€™t want any intellectual property. Thereâ€™s no catch. There are no strings. Seriously.
All details on iqprize.ie. What are you waiting for, get your ass over there!