The Founding Partners of the GEC
The key stakeholders in the GEC.
The Founding Partners of the GEC
The key stakeholders in the GEC.

Our Stakeholders


Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer. With over 200 brands sold in 180 countries, their portfolio has remarkable breadth.

Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council is the democratically elected council governing the city of Dublin in Ireland. The role of these public representatives is to create the policy framework which Dublin operates within.

Dublin City Local Enterprise Office

Dublin City Local Enterprise Office helps start-ups and small businesses to plan, start and grow. They support micro enterprise development in Dublin City, thus strengthening the sustainability of local economies to provide employment opportunities within their own communities.

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. They work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, they support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.


Furthr provides ambitious founders with everything they need to start and scale their businesses. Furthr offers a comprehensive range of practical support to entrepreneurs in Ireland. Through their game-changing consultancy, programmes, and events, their innovators stand before their network of potential investors with confidence.

Irish Strategic Investment Fund

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is a Sovereign Investment Fund with a mandate to invest on a commercial basis to support economic activity and employment in Ireland.

The guinness Workers’ Employment Fund

Funding Irish businesses since 1958, the Guinness Workers’ Employment Fund (GWEF) was founded at a time when unemployment in Ireland was high. The Fund was established to create employment directly from the pay packets of Guinness workers.