Irish start-ups can win €25k with new competition from Microsoft and Typetec

  • Irish cybersecurity firm Typetec and Microsoft Ireland have launched a competition that will see the winning Irish start-up awarded a €25,000 technology fund to assist them on their business journey.

    The application deadline is 14 May and companies can apply here.

    The contest is free to enter and the winning fund will include the very latest hardware and cloud technology from Microsoft, professional services and marketing support.

    Eligible companies must be registered in the Republic of Ireland, incorporated between 2015 and 2020, with a minimum number of five permanent employees to enter.

    The evaluation criteria will hone in on company strategy, scale of innovation, and the contours of the start-up’s technical roadmap. 

    The judging panel will comprise of Typetec's Chief Revenue Officer, Ken Tormey, Kelvin Keane, Startup & Partner Manager for Microsoft Startups Europe and Kieran McDonnell, Country Manager at Vuzion.

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    Microsoft for Startups is a global programme that provides start-ups with resources regardless of where they are in their start-up journey, including tech and business support.

    Andrew Macadam, Global Field Lead for Microsoft for Startups, said: "Microsoft for Startups is committed to working with great partners to enable start-ups in Ireland scale operations to achieve sustainable growth.

    "This competition, in collaboration with Typetec, provides further illustration of this mission in action. As a leading Gold Microsoft Partner, Typetec has established its credentials as a standard setter for Managed IT and cybersecurity solutions here in Ireland, and this competition is just the latest chapter in our companies’ rich history of cooperation.

    "Together, we’re excited to play our role in helping the start-ups scale and deliver innovative solutions that will undoubtedly expedite the digital transformation agenda within the Irish business community.”

    Find more info on the competition and how to apply here.

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