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Aspiring entrepreneurs sought in Lisburn and Castlereagh

2 October 2018

A share of a £10K investment fund is available to those who successfully pitch their business ideas

Aspiring entrepreneurs in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council (LCCC) area are invited to pitch their business ideas to a panel of dragons.

Inspire Business Angel Investment is putting up an investment fund of £10K, plus a package of training, marketing and development advice for the most promising start-up ideas to pitch for a share of this amount.  

Eligibility criteria
To apply for this scheme, you should live in the LCCC area and have a great idea for an inspiring new product, service or innovation with the potential to become a great business.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and have a Business Plan and 2-year Financial Projection – however, if you don’t already have these documents, Inspire Business Centre can help you to compile them.

Find out more and apply
The top business ideas will be invited to a networking event at Inspire’s offices on Thursday 25 October 2018, with the most promising then asked to pitch for investment in a Dragon’s Den-type final at Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, on Monday 12 November 2018.

Find out more and apply for the Inspire Business Angel Investment fund.

Applications close on Wednesday 10 October 2018.