We all know that people do not participate at a Startup Weekend for the prizes, but at the end of the day after a grueling 54 hours of madness it is nice to be rewarded for your efforts. This year we have some pretty cool prizes for successful teams.
The team with the best fit for EI New Frontiers will have the opportunity to present to the New Frontiers panel in June along with coaching and mentoring from the LIT EI New Frontiers team based at the Hartnett Centre in preparation for the interview.
The New Frontiers Programme, which is the Enterprise Ireland national entrepreneur development programme, can provide you with help and support to accelerate your business development and to equip you with the skills and contacts that you need to successfully start and grow your company including Business Training, Mentoring from experienced business advisers and practitioners, Office space, €15,000 scholarship to cover full-time participation in the six-month course, Networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs and business development agencies, Introductions to seed and early-stage capital investment networks and access to the LIT ELF Fund for funding up to €25,000, Access to entrepreneurship best practice – both national and international, Peer group learning from participants in the region and across the country, Access to the expertise in Enterprise Ireland, Expertise from LIT and UL and more. The Programme’s primary purpose is to accelerate the development of sustainable new businesses that have strong employment and growth potential (particularly international growth) and contribute to job creation and economic activity in the region. www.newfrontiers.ie
The Web Summit has been described as “the best technology conference on the planet”. Dubbed “Europes most global tech event”, the Web Summit hosts the biggest Fortune 500 companies to the smallest and most exciting startups.
Technology is changing the world faster and further than at any point in human history. The Summit brings those responsible for that change together because they think it’s important to understand what that change means for our businesses and societies.
The lovely folks at the Web Summit have been kind enough to give us two tickets with a combined value of over €3,000. These tickets will go to the winning team. The Summit is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the greatest minds on the planet speak of successes, failures, opportunities and the ever changing world of technology. One thing that is for sure is that whoever wins these tickets is in for a real treat November 3-5th at the RDS.
The Nexus Innovation centre located on Campus at the beaufifully pituresque University of Limerick has kindly offered 3 months hot desk space for the winning team. The nexus is a fantastic location to grow a business, surround yourself with like minded people and receive the very best advice on how to scale a business both nationally and internationally. Not only that but being on campus at the University of Limerick, there is a vast range of resources available right on your doorstep, which can be utilised with a good attitude and plenty of hustle.
On top of this, there will also be 3X1 month free hot desk space for three teams that wish to persue their business. Fostering growth and innovation is what we are trying to do here at Startup Weekend Limerick and these prizes certainly represent a huge opportunity for participants.
We just cannot wait to see who grabs the ball and runs with it.
P.s We will also have a Munster jersey signed by the whole Munster team to give away as a spot prize during the weekend. HEAVE!!!!!!