100 HOT Start-ups: Enterprise Ireland aims high with HPSU scheme

The state agency fields at least 400 early-stage project requests for funding every year, writes Leanna Byrne

30th September, 2018
Joe Healy, divisional manager of the HPSU Division of Enterprise Ireland

Twenty years of experience investing in start-ups have taught Enterprise Ireland a thing or two about what it takes to raise, build and scale. Last year, the state agency made 180 equity investments in early-stage companies through its competitive start fund scheme and its High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) scheme.

HPSUs are start-up businesses with the potential to develop an innovative product or service for sale on international markets and the potential to create ten jobs and...

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