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€278M in equity and grants from the EU for Startups. None to the UK.

The European Commission‬ announced that it has awarded over €278M to 75 startups and SMEs through its accelerator pilot. @EUScienceInnovwas founded in JN to help entrepreneurs, #SMB, innovators and scientists scale their organisations internationally. Read More Worth noting there were three in Ireland and none in the UK.

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Local Government Backed Equity Fund Launch

The latest Invest NI introduction to Access to Finance session was held last week to announce the “new” equity funds. These are local government backed equity funds; supported by Invest NI, tendered for and then managed by private fund managers. There is a history of government funding in NI that, according to Crescent Capital, extends…

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When to Raise Investment?

The decision by a startup founder to raise investment is one with a wide range of ramifications.    The positive outcomes are cash to build a team, develop product, implement a marketing strategy and introducing some new voices around the founder.  There are also potential negative consequences as the founder no longer has 100% ownership, the…

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When is government funding not “funding”?

The answer is – when it’s a contract. The US government has always had Scientific Research Based Interventions (and example is the programme running in Connecticut, but Northern Ireland pioneered the concept of “pre-commercial procurement”. Now, at first glance this seems like a terrible idea. – solutions being procured without access to the free market…

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EVENT: RAISE the Question – Legals for Startups

EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO BEREAVEMENT Our panel of Legal experts will be answering questions from startups, entrepreneurs and new founders on what Legal considerations they should be making to ensure security in their business. Startups can be especially vulnerable to legal matters such as protecting their Intellectual Property or getting the right Terms & Conditions.…

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