7th October 2013
By Bryan T. Smyth
Earlier this year Cork innovates, an initiative driving
entrepreneurship in the Cork region, announced an increased bursary of
€30,000 in business support for the winning business. Now there are
only two weeks left to apply.
The bursary offers a wide range of services from marketing,
advertising, mentoring and financial and legal services to membership
Everything a business and entrepreneur could need to get started and
get ahead is included in this year’s bursary.
Siobhan Finn, Cork innovates Coordinator would “…like to encourage
those who have not already submitted an application to do so before
the closing date. The shortlisted applicants will get a chance to
pitch their business concepts to the judges and mentors at the
InBusiness InCork event on 14 November 2013”.
Last year’s bursary winner, James Duggan of Funmanway Adventureland
saw off intense competition to take the inaugural business award.
“Winning the bursary was the single biggest step my business made
going forward since the launch,” said James Duggan of Funmanway
“It opened new doors and opportunities for me that previously I had
thought would not happen for years. The supports we received so far
has been fantastic and now I have the propensity to dream a much
bigger vision for my business. The Cork innovates bursary has given me
the confidence to achieve success with my startup. I will always be
truly grateful to Cork innovates and to all partners involved for the
opportunity they have given my business to succeed.”
The bursary is now open for applications on www.corkinnovates.com
until 21 October 2013.
Those wishing to attend the INBusiness INCork event can pre-register
now at https://inbusinessincorkshowcase.eventbrite.ie/