Enterprise Ireland have announced a Competitive Start Fund which is aimed at attracting international start-ups to locate to Ireland. The fund is offering 10 companies an investment of €50,000 for a 10% equity stake. In an addition to the investment, winning companies will receive a package of other supports including a mentor development programme. The 20 best companies will be invited to pitch for the ten investments during the Startup Gathering Week 2015 in October. Closing date for applications is the 9th of September. For further information or to fill out an application form, click here.