Interceltic business competition

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The Interceltic Business Forum has launched a new competition to find the best innovators, start-ups and scale-ups across the Celtic nations.

The Interceltic Scaling Awards celebrate the diversity and innovation of businesses in the five Celtic regions (Cornwall, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Brittany) and recognise their ambition and achievements.

Eligible Cornish businesses are encouraged to apply for a chance to win a package of support and promotion.

Five finalists from across the Celtic regions will travel to Brittany (costs covered), where they will present their value proposition to judges and answer questions.

The judging panel will consist of experts from Celtic organisations with a demonstrable track record in entrepreneurship and economic development.

Two runners-up will receive €5k in funding support, extensive marketing and PR opportunities, mentoring, incubation/soft landing support in another Celtic nation, and other benefits.

The overall winner will receive €20k in funding, extensive publicity, an invitation to future Interceltic Business Forum events as a speaker, and up to three months of incubation support in another Celtic nation of their choice.

The final will be hosted in Lorient, Brittany, on August 12 as part of the Festival Interceltique de Lorient. Better known in the UK as the Interceltic Festival, the annual event has been running for over 50 years and celebrates Celtic culture and traditions.

The awards are open to businesses with an HQ in one of the five Celtic regions, a minimum revenue of €250k (or funding if pre-revenue), at least two years since establishment and operating in either  technology, manufacturing or services with a sustainability dimension.

The deadline for applications is Monday June 24. For full details, click here.