Funding round:
2017 Round 2
Republic of Ireland


Start Smart

We are Partas, a social enterprise with more than 30 years’ experience in local enterprise development in Tallaght, South Dublin. Our aim is to create a thriving, inclusive, social and local entrepreneurial culture throughout Tallaght and its environs. We have four enterprise centres in the Tallaght area and our training in personal and business development, computer skills, mentoring programmes and micro-financing, ensures that every assistance is provided to support our clients. We provide advice and support to more than 6,000 enterprise clients in total.

We are delighted to have received support for our Start Smart project, a short but intensive introduction programme to becoming self-employed. We will target both men and women living in Tallaght and key to the success of this ‘taster’ programme will be the intertwining of social media with core start-up skills.

Receiving this funding will allow us to cover the cost of promoting the programme, recruiting participants and delivering Start Smart courses to 75 people in 2018.