Startup Digest


July 10, 2018

Welcome again to Startup Digest Galway - the startup news and events calendar for Galway.

Congrats to Loci Orthopaedics, an NUI Galway spin-out, who recently announced seed investment of €2.75 million to commercialise an implant from the treatment of thumb base joint arthritis.

Best wishes to all involved in the Creative Makers Galway pop-up shop which opens at the Cornstore on July 17th and runs to July 29th throughout the Galway International Arts Festival.

The InterTrade Ireland Business Planning Workshop, led by Drew O'Sullivan taking place in Menlo Park on July 25th, is highly recommended for early stage businesses wishing to raise investment finance. The workshop is ideal for anyone entering the 2018 Seedcorn competition.

Also on Wednesday July 25th is the Bank of Ireland and FundIt workshop on crowdfunding taking place in 43 Eyre Square.


The Competitive Start Fund Call #55 Marine & Agritech  opens today Tuesday 10th July, 2018  - Call close: Tuesday 24th July, 2018. For more see EI website.

The National Development Plan (NDP) under Project Ireland 2040 detailed the establishment of a €500 million Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF). The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is now inviting Expressions of Interest from consortia wishing to apply - SME participation is an essential requirement in every consortiu - deadline is 17th August 2018. For more information see: .

Please contact any of the co-curators by email to be included in this digest. 

Best wishes
Donncha, Katleen & Dominic

p.s EI have published Seed and Venture Capital 2017 Report a 52-page pdf detailing the four venture capital initiatives undertaken by Enterprise Ireland in partnership with the private sector.

Startup Digest Galway is curated by:
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WED 25

InterTrade Ireland Business Planning Workshop Galway (Free)

July 25th 8:00am

Business Planning Workshop for early stage businesses wishing to raise investment finance The objective of this business planning workshop is to help early stage businesses develop comprehensive business plans to support their ambitions for growth and to assist in raising investment finance. The workshop uses the licensed 'Business Cube' methodology to develop holistic and iterative plans which evolve as a business idea develops into a commercial proposition.

Menlo Park Hotel, Galway | View in Calendar

WED 25

Fund it Wednesdays with Bank of Ireland, Galway 'How Crowdfunding could work for your start-up or idea' (Free)

July 25th 5:30pm

Bank of Ireland are partnering with Ireland’s leading crowdfunding site for creative ideas. will host Fund it Wednesdays, crowdfunding sessions taking place across Ireland in 2018.

43 Eyre Square, Galway | View in Calendar

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