New Frontiers Phase 2

Application Form Section by Section

After taking this 60 minute video lesson programme, participants will understand how to complete the New Frontiers Phase 2 application form in order to represent the full potential of the business.
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New Frontiers Phase 2

Competitive Start Fund Masterclass

Learn how to secure €50,000 CSF Investment

Donnchadh Hughes is a member of Enterprise Ireland's CSF Stage 1 Assessment Panel. Learn how to complete the application form to get shortlisted for Stage 2 Assessment (The Pitch). This is a business investment and proposition pitching masterclass.
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Competitive Start Fund Masterclass

Startup Endorsement re CSF Guidance

Mel Clohessy, a New Frontiers participant in Waterford

Sorry, Donncha for not getting back to you sooner, we are very busy - since I saw you at the Enterprise Ireland Startup Showcase in Croke Park SocialFeedia secured a place on an EU Accelerator with €70,000 in funding. "SocialFeedia secured funding at the 2017 Regional CSF. Without Donncha's help and his expert inside knowledge of the process I am certain that SocialFeedia would not have achieved CSF status. SocialFeedia has used Donncha's principals again in both filling out application forms and pitching to become a winner at the KBC bright idea's competition - I would thoroughly recommend this online CSF Masterclass". Eugene [Crehan, New Frontiers Manager, Arclabs, WIT] asked me to talk to this year's New Frontiers group at a workshop last week and the first thing I said was that if any of them were thinking of applying fo CSF then they should contact you. As you know Social Feedia is a internet food platform for farmers who wish to use the latest technology to trade directly with their customers. At the outset, I suppose I found it difficult to explain my idea with my dyslexia. But you suggested that we focus on the customer problem and the traction gained in the market - good advice for any startup. Most discussions with investors and investment competitions require an application form/business plan document and pitch. What I learned from you in applying (a few times) for CSF was the foundation of a good investor proposition and pitch - the pointers have been used subsequently to good effect. Could I please offer some advice, I think you should have a section on what happens if you do not get CSF, I think the phone call feedback is really important. I think that you need to ask very specific questions. I had my application form printed out in front of me when the phone call was made and then I was able to take down notes for each section, that phone call feels like it goes in seconds (10-15 minutes normally) and it is essentially gold when reapplying. Best of luck with the online training programme - a good investment of time and money for any ambitious startup.
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Startup Endorsement re CSF Guidance

Reviews by Online Programme Participants

  • Comprehensive step-by-step guide to the CSF application process

    By Roisin Kelly

    This course is very helpful when preparing a CSF application. It's straight to the point, professionally delivered and uses practical examples throughout to emphasize key points. If you're looking for a comprehensive step-by-step guide to the CSF ...

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    This course is very helpful when preparing a CSF application. It's straight to the point, professionally delivered and uses practical examples throughout to emphasize key points. If you're looking for a comprehensive step-by-step guide to the CSF application process, then I'd recommend this course. Additionally, Donncha is always happy to answer any questions and he responds promptly with insightful answers as he understands the urgency. If you're thinking of applying for the CSF but not sure where to start, then this course is definitely for you.

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  • Phase Two Workshop - Recommended

    By Bob Delaney

    Donnchadh has provided a comprehensive and detailed breakdown of the Phase 2 application. What originally seemed daunting and overwhelming now looks stimulating and achievable. Recommended

    Donnchadh has provided a comprehensive and detailed breakdown of the Phase 2 application. What originally seemed daunting and overwhelming now looks stimulating and achievable. Recommended

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  • New Frontiers Phase 2 - Useful Course

    By Bernard Joyce

    Very useful course and very specific to the needs of people on the New Frontiers Programme. Would be useful to see an invitation to a short 1:1 session with trainer

    Very useful course and very specific to the needs of people on the New Frontiers Programme. Would be useful to see an invitation to a short 1:1 session with trainer

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  • The must-have companion guide for anyone applying to New Frontiers Phase 2

    By Roisin Kelly

    The course really helped me to plan out my answers to each section of the New Frontiers Phase 2 application form. Packed with great practical examples and best practices, it's the must-have companion guide for anyone applying to New Frontiers Phas...

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    The course really helped me to plan out my answers to each section of the New Frontiers Phase 2 application form. Packed with great practical examples and best practices, it's the must-have companion guide for anyone applying to New Frontiers Phase 2. As a bonus, Donncha is always happy to answer any questions and it's very clear that he is a subject matter expert when it comes to formulating such applications. I'd highly recommend it to anyone applying for New Frontiers Phase 2 and I'm 100% certain that this course was the reason I got shortlisted for Phase 2. Definitely worth it.

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