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EI Propel Programme for Border Startups

conor 3rd of April 2009 by conor

The Propel Programme is run by Enterprise Ireland and is designed to provide entrepreneurs with the necessary business skills to establish a successful global business. (Note that URL is not loading for me at the moment)


Propel will run for one year and is open to those currently located, or planning to locate, in one of the six border counties of Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan or Sligo.

They will provide:

  • Financial support of up to €30,000 (was €38k until recent cutbacks)
  • Business start-up training
  • Specialised expertise and mentoring
  • Access to potential investors
  • Access to local and global contacts and networks
  • Hot desk facilities

I assume Propel was modelled on the huge successes of Genesis, Hothouse, M50, EAC etc rather than being created from scratch by consultants. If you are in Munster, applications for Genesis are still being accepted.

Final date for receipt of applications for Propel is 24 April 2009. Email or call (01) 605 9180

Genesis Winners

conor 16th of April 2008 by conor

The Genesis Enterprise Project had their annual awards ceremony on Monday night. it@cork has all the details. I’m really happy to see several ex-Motorola people amongst the winners. It proves the point that multinationals leaving Ireland is not the end of the world, it’s an opportunity.

I’m looking forward to seeing some of this batch reach the heights of previous winner Comnitel/Vallent.

Winners included:

  • Pat Lucey & Colm Horgan from Aspiracon
  • Sorcha McDonnell of Mediterranean Flavours
  • Prionsias Collins of
  • Dan Hayes & Brendan Fidgeon from Tapasol
  • Dr John Hanrahan from Glantreo