Partners

Bank of Ireland

Programme Partner

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Bank of Ireland is Ireland’s largest bank offering a full range of banking service for individuals, businesses and corporates.

Bank of Ireland has supported IGNITE since 2012 as part of a remit to support start-ups and SMEs across the country. As well as valuable financial support, the bank provides IGNITE participants with access to practical financial advice, an extensive network of contacts and to the Bank of Ireland Innovation Team.

Musgrave Group

Programme Partner

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Musgrave is Ireland’s leading food retail and wholesale company. Musgrave’s brands, including SuperValu, Centra and Daybreak, are market leaders and Musgrave MarketPlace is Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to retail, foodservice and SMEs.

Musgrave Group has supported the programme since 2016 providing valuable financial support as well as access to Musgrave’s food sector knowhow and a valuable industry network.

Cork County Council

Programme Partner

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Cork County Council is the local authority responsible for local government in County Cork, the largest county in Ireland with an area of 7,500 sq km and a population of over 400,000.

The Council has supported the programme since 2011 as part of its remit to support economic development in the region. The Council provides financial support through its Economic Development Fund as well as practical non-financial supports as appropriate.

Cork City Council

Programme Partner

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Cork City Council is the local authority responsible for local government in Cork City, the second largest city in Ireland with a population of over 125,000.

The Council has supported the programme since 2012 as part of its remit to support economic development in the region. The Council provides financial support through its Economic Development Fund as well as practical non-financial supports as appropriate.

Local Enterprise Offices

Programme Partner

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The Local Enterprise Offices form a network of 31 offices across the country that provide training, mentoring and financial supports to anyone starting or growing a business.

The three Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) of Cork City, South Cork and North & West Cork have supported IGNITE since its launch in 2011. The LEOs provide important financial support to the programme.

KPMG

Showcase & Awards Partner

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KPMG is a professional service company and one of the Big Four auditors in Ireland with 86 partners and over 2800 people based in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway.

KPMG has supported IGNITE since 2018 providing financial support for the IGNITE Showcase & Awards Events and providing valuable access to company formation, taxation and business advice.

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Showcase & Awards Partner

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Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ) is a top 10 Irish law firm headquartered in Cork. The firm employs over 240 people in Cork, Dublin, Galway and London.

RDJ has supported IGNITE since 2018 providing financial support for the IGNITE Showcase & Awards Events and providing valuable access to advice on company structures, funding, taxation, data protection and employment law.

IGNITE UCC

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Western Gateway Building, University College Cork

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