The largest business competition of its kind, Seedcorn offers a total cash prize fund of €280,000, with €100,000 earmarked for the overall winner. Since its inception in 2003, the total awarded to innovative companies stands at €4.5 million.
As well as the chance to win a substantial cash prize, entrants will benefit from guidance, advice and feedback from business experts, investors and other entrepreneurs through a series of business planning workshops and mentorship support throughout the competition.
Seedcorn entrants from Munster have historically performed well at the competition with a range of healthcare, engineering and technology businesses through to last year’s regional final.

Shane O’Hanlon, Funding for Growth Manager, InterTradeIreland: “Kerry is a hub of innovative business talent and we are keen that local start-ups and up-and-coming companies take advantage of the Seedcorn competition, responsible for many of the biggest success stories we have seen at InterTradeIreland.

“The support Seedcorn has given to new start and early stage businesses goes beyond the €4.5 million cash funding. It includes the invaluable advice from industry experts and the wider investment community designed to help these young companies refine their business plans and improve their pitches to potential investors.”

InterTradeIreland will host a free workshop in Kerry at the end of the month aimed at helping those who are considering applying for this year’s Seedcorn competition to prepare their entries.
The closing date for entries is Friday 31 May at 13:00.