Inner City Enterprise

Investor-Ready Programme

Dublin BIC’s Investor Ready Programme is specifically designed to enable start-ups to secure investment. Four out of five start-ups that complete the programme go on to attract the funding required to scale their business. The programme includes: 20+ hours of one-to-one start-up investment expertise, Formal pitch time with Ireland’s most active early-stage investors, Investor-Ready Pack (business plan, financial model & pitch deck, rivalling best in market), Investment (85% of Dublin BIC start-ups secure third-party funding).

Note, most ICE Clients are based in Dublin City so all Local Enterprise Office (LEO) links are to the Dublin City LEO page. If you are based elsewhere, find your local office here. and go to the equivalent page.


Key Eligibility Criteria

Those participating tend to be scalable businesses with an international focus that are preparing to raise seed funding and have the ambition to achieve Enterprise Ireland HPSU status. Most Dublin BIC Investor Ready Programme participants have a product or service developed and are pre-revenue, though most have early-stage traction within their market.

Note, the eligibility criteria on the Dublin City LEO site aren't always up to date so if in doubt, reach out to the LEO directly!

Social Enterprise




Larger than 'micro'