The Start-up Entrepreneur Programme was introduced by the Irish Government in 2012 to allow for innovative entrepreneurs to apply for permission to establish their business and reside in Ireland on a full time basis. STEP applicants are open for those who are of good character, have not been convicted of criminal offences in any jurisdiction, have the required €50,000 funding available and have an innovative business proposal.  An Independent Evaluation Committee consisting of senior public and civil servants is responsible for evaluating the suitability of your proposal.

Please contact Stephen Kirwan for a professional and confidential consultation relating to the options available to you and your family through the Start-up Entrepreneur Programme.

The Irish IIP, Immigrant Investor Programme and STEP, and Start Up Entrepreneur Programme were designed by the Irish Government to encourage Direct Foreign Investment into the Irish economy in exchange for residency and work permissions for the investor and immediate family members.


Solicitors, Ushers Court
31-33 Ushers Quay, Dublin 8

Tel: +353 1 679 0780
Fax: +3531 675 9588


Contact Form