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‘This is the fourth time that NDRC has run LaunchPad and this is the largest programme to date with 15 start-ups taking part. To date 30 companies have completed the programme and 30 per cent of those have gone on to secure further private investment.
Mr Leyden said there had been over 100 applicants for the course and 80 start-ups pitched their ideas to the NDRC. He said international interest was strong with five overseas applicants.
The programme concludes with the LiftOff competition where participating companies pitch to an audience of potential investors and advisors to win a share of an investment pool raised by the NDRC.
At the last LiftOff event the investment fund came to €60,000 and Mr Leyden said there was event more interest from investors in the current programme.
“Angel investors in particular are interested as they see it as us having done some of the due diligence,” said Mr Leyden.’
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