Export-Driven Food And Drinks Start-Ups Being Invited To Apply For Food Works Business Support Programme
Export-driven food and drinks start-ups are being invited to apply for a programme of workshops that is being run by a collaborative initiative that is run by Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc called Food Works.
As reported by The Irish Times, there are 10 places available on the "accelerator programme", which will support successful start-ups to get "investor ready" with a business plan that focusses on helping them to scale internationally.
The programme's participants will reportedly also be eligible to apply for feasibility grant funding of up to €35,000 via Enterprise Ireland.
The programme reportedly runs over the course of 10 months annually from March to December and reportedly includes workshops with national and international industry experts across various disciplines such as strategy, finance, product development and marketing among other areas.
Start-ups reportedly also receive customised support from business advisors, facilitated peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities across the industry both in Ireland and internationally.
The closing date for applications for the programme, which can be submitted via foodworksireland.ie, is reportedly December 3.
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