Young entrepreneurs with a business that's at least two years old are being encouraged by the Local Enterprise Offices to enter this year's 'Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur' competition (#IBYE). The Action Plan for Jobs initiative is aimed at those aged between 18 and 30 and each Local Enterprise Office has an investment fund of €20,000 each, to present to a "best established" business owner in their own regions.
More than 450 young entrepreneurs, aged between 18 and 30, are set to benefit from a series of Business Bootcamps in September, as part of Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur competition (#IBYE). Each Local Enterprise Office in every county will invite up to 15 young entrepreneurs to take part, to help them improvetheir entrepreneurial skills and develop strategies that will help them set-up new businesses, or expand existing ones.
The top awards at this year's Student Enterprise Awards National Finals have gone to enterprising teens from Offaly, South Dublin and North Cork. Co-ordinated by all 31 Local Enterprise Offices across Ireland, the 13th Annual Student Enterprise Awards National Final in Croke Park saw 300 student entrepreneurs showcase 74 different businesses, across Junior, Intermediate and Senior Categories. 17,000 students from 370 schools take part in the programme every year.
Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur Competition gets underway around the country, with €2 million in investment prizes to be won 93 young Irish people from all over the country will win a "game-changing" investment for their own business, through Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur competition. That's according to the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs), who are rolling out the IBYE competition through all 31 LEO offices this month. The enterprising winners, who must all be aged between 18 and 30, will be awarded an investment prize of between €10,000 and €20,000 each to put straight into their business or to help fund a business idea.
Formula One marketing expert Mark Gallagher, Joe.ie founder Niall McGarry and entrepreneur Brody Sweeney have been confirmed to speak at Momentum Summit, a one day business conference taking place in Aviva Stadium on Friday 15th May. Over 300 people will attend the Summit, which will provide delegates with key learnings, advice and insights from some of the sharpest minds from the worlds of business and sport. Also speaking on the day will be Google's Serena Lawless, IEDR chief executive David Curtin, and Ciaran Crean of Mick's Garage.