This year’s SeedComp is now open with a combined £20,000 up for grabs

The competition is open to anyone, aged 18 or over, interested in starting a digital business in County Derry. The first prize is a whopping £10,000 CASH and there are two runner-up prizes of £5000 each. Winners will also receive considerable marketing and PR support.

You can enter online at (you’ll need a Facebook or LinkedIn profile to enter)

This year, the competition has been tweaked a little. Here’s what you need to know in terms of eligibility:

  1. You need to be 18 or over and be interested in setting up a digital company in County Derry
  2. If you win you will need to set up a company and business bank account in order to collect your prize
  3. You must agree to base you business in County Derry for at least 12 months following your win
  4. You business must be either ‘pre-launch’ or launched in 2012 but be ‘pre-revenue’ AND received less than £5000 funding (public or private)

The key dates you need to know are:

  • Entry deadline is noon on July 20th
  • Shortlist announced by July 27th
  • Shortlisted entries will present to the judging panel on August 30th/31st at Culture Tech – they will select the three winners
  • The three winners will present on stage on Friday, August 31st during the keynote sessions at Culture Tech – the overall winner will be chosen by a combination of judges and audience scores


SeedComp is funded by urban regeneration company ILEX


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