Changes made to startup entrepreneur programme: Key details

The programme facilitates residence in Ireland for foreign national entrepreneurs who have a viable proposal for a High Potential Start-up business.

14th March, 2014
20 STEP applications have been approved since 2012

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has made changes to the Startup Entrepreneur Programme (STEP) which has been operated by his department since 2012.

The STEP programme facilitates residence in Ireland for foreign national entrepreneurs who have a viable proposal for a High Potential Start-up (HPSU).

To date, a total of 20 applications have been approved under the STEP programme, with a projected investment of over €6 million and potential to create over 220 jobs.

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