Global Investor Challenge

 

The CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge powered by Bank of Ireland

Entrepreneurs & Startups Are you Investor Ready?

Interested in a €50k Prizefund?

 

The CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge, powered by Bank of Ireland is looking for the most investible Startups and Entrepreneurs to pitch in Cork on 18-20 November 2016. Shortlisted Irish and international startups will battle it out as part of the CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge. Finalists will go head to head on Startup Island on Friday 18 November, with 3 finalists pitching at the Startup Nations Summit Gala Dinner on Saturday 19 November with an  opportunity to win a €50,000 prize fund.

This competition is for Startups and Entrepreneurs who are seeking investment and are investor ready.  Applications are NOW Closed

 

 

CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge FINAL - Startup Island - Friday Nov 18th

On Friday Nov 18th 12 Startups will battle it out on Startup Island to be in with a chance of being 1 of 3 finalists who will pitch at the Startup Nations Summit Gala Dinner on Saturday Nov 19th in Cork where 1 will be awarded the €50k prize-fund in front of 500 of the most influential people in the global startup community.


Boats leaving Cobh for Startup Island 11:15 and 13:00
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 - Opening of 'Startup Island' and briefing about the day

14:30 - 16:30 - CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge
The CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge, powered by Bank of Ireland is looking for the most investible Startups and Entrepreneurs to pitch in Cork on 18-20 November 2016. Shortlisted Irish and international startups will battle it out as part of the CorkBIC Global Investor Challenge. Finalists will go head to head on Startup Island on Friday 18 November, with 3 finalists pitching at the Startup Nations Summit Gala Dinner on Saturday 19 November with an opportunity to win a €50,000 prize fund.


16:30 - 16:45 - Final round-up of the Global Investor Challenge and announcement of the 3 finalists who will go forward to pitch at the Startup Nations Summit Gala dinner on Saturday Nov 19


17:00 - Boat departs from Spike Island
17:30 - Boat arrives back in Cobh
 

To Register for Startup Island: CLICK HERE

 

PARTNERS FOR THE GLOBAL INVESTOR CHALLENGE

  

     

Regional Finals

Limerick - Bank of Ireland Workbench - Monday November 7th

Dublin - Bank of Ireland Workbench, Montrose, Dublin 4 - Tuesday Nov 8th 

Galway - Bank of Ireland Workbench - Wednesday 9th 

Cork - Bank of Ireland Workbench - Thursday 17th 

Click here to find out more about the Regional Finals

 

From the regional finals, startups will be selected to pitch at the startup bootcamp, 'Startup Island' on Friday Nov 18th where 3 finalists will be chosen to go forward to the Grand Final, at the Startup Nations Summit dinner in Cork on Saturday November 19th to be in with a chance of the €50k prizefund, comprising of a cash investment from Bank of Ireland; Financial services from KPMG; as well as support services for the winning startup. All finalists will have a unique opportunity to receive clear advice and guidance on how to improve their investor proposition from Investors and Seasoned Entrepreneurs  at the CorkBIC Venture Academy® on Nov 17th (part of the Growth Pathway programme*)

 

Combining a disused former prison on an island off the coast of Cork, Ireland and 150 startups who want to learn the real hard truths about making it in business, Startup Island is a gritty, two-day, overnight bootcamp that will challenge the way you think. Leading experts will put startups through their paces and host workshops to help startups break out of the ordinary and develop extraordinary business models. 

 

What’s in it for Startups & Entrepreneurs?

 

  • €50,000 overall prize fund

    • Cash investment from Bank of Ireland worth €10k

    • Financial Services from KPMG worth €10k;

    • Business planning services from CorkBIC worth €10k;

    • 2 desk spaces in Dublin for 1 year from Startup Ireland and other support services.

  • Meet Investors

  • Coaching from Seasoned Entrepreneurs and Investors on getting the investor pitch right

  • Opportunity to pitch multiple times in Ireland

  • Participation in  a Regional Final in Bank of Ireland workbenches in Dublin, Galway or Cork

  • Finalists to receive clear advice and guidance on how to improve investor proposition from Investors and Seasoned Entrepreneurs  at the CorkBIC Venture Academy®

  • Opportunity to attend the Startup Island event part of the Startup Nations Summit and Global Startup Gatherin

KEY CRITERIA FOR ENTRY

  • Each Applicant must be working full-time in the business
  • Must have a initial level of customer engagement
  • Actively looking for investment and have an investor ready business plan
  • Applications CLOSE on on 28th October 2016 17:00 (GMT)

How to Apply?

Click here to access the application form

 

Partners of the Global Investor Challenge 

    

*THE GROWTH PATHWAY PROGRAMME

This is a unique process involving SMEs, Start-ups and top Irish business leaders focused on building the next generation of high performance companies, supported by Bank of Ireland, Cork City Council and Cork County Council.

 

Key Event Partners for the Global Startup Gathering

 

  

 

Click here for more information on the Global Startup Gathering

 

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