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

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 ...