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The LINC – Giving Innovative New Businesses in Ireland A Jump Start.

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9/13/2012 12:55:28 PM


Tuesday 11th September 2012 saw the launch of the third year of the LINC’s (Learning and Innovation Centre – Institute of Technology Blanchardstown) annual entrepreneurial competition ‘Jump Start 2012’. 
Jump Start 2012 is open to entrepreneurs who would like to base their business in an innovative and supportive environment.  The value of this award is €25,000 which includes €5,000 in cash for the winning company plus the cost of the incubation space for twelve months, the varied and fantastic mentoring support available to the Company from industry experts and a range of useful business start-up packages including design, media, technology equipment, print, call answering and much more.



Launched at the Dylan Hotel by one of the Ireland’s best known and liked entrepreneurs and Dragon Bobby Kerr, this competition will give Irish entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to win a very real JUMP START to their business.
The Jump Start 2012 shortlisted entrants will get the unique opportunity to present their ideas to a very experienced panel including Bobby Kerr, Judith Troy, Regional Manager AIB, Oisin Geoghegan, CEO Fingal County Enterprise Board and George Kiely Regional Director Enterprise Ireland and chaired by Assumpta Harvey, Manager The LINC, ITB.



For further information on the competition and for entry details visit



JumpStart 2012
Bobby Kerr at the Launch of JumpStart 2012


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