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Enterprise Ireland puts diversity at its core

More female-led businesses are accessing funding as a result of support from the High Potential Start-Up unit

10th April, 2016
Kevin Sherry and Terence O’Rourke of Enterprise Ireland, with acting Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon, at the Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-up (HSPU) Class of Investor Day 2015

More diversity. That’s the priority now for Enterprise Ireland’s HPSU (High Potential Start-Up) unit, which has devoted considerable effort in the past four years to alerting businesses headed by women to its funding and support offerings.

The state body, which has launched a series of dedicated funding rounds for women-led businesses, says it has tripled engagement with female entrepreneurs since 2012, a success it hopes to transfer to attracting more start-ups...

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