Enterprise Ireland Launches Entrepreneurship Awards For Third Level Students

enterprise irelandJohn Perry TD, Minister for Small Business, has launched the Enterprise Ireland Think Outside the Box Awards as part of a major drive aimed at tapping into the potential for students and young people to turn their entrepreneurial ideas into commercial businesses. This is a great opportunity for ambitious and enterprising students to build a real-world business venture and at the same time be in with a chance to win a prize from the overall €30,000 cash prize fund, which includes a €10,000 first prize, as well as a €30,000 consultancy fund.

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PurOrigin Scoops NovaUCD 2012 Start-Up Award

NovaUCDPurOrigin, a new venture focused on designing and developing novel, energy efficient domestic appliances, has won the NovaUCD 2012 Start-Up Award.  In addition to the award PurOrigin was also presented with a €20,000 prize fund after being declared overall winner of University College Dublin's 17th NovaUCD Campus Company Development Programme.

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UCD's Dr Emmeline Hill Named Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year

UCDDr Emmeline Hill, a leading genomics scientist at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science and a co-founder of the University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company Equinome, has been named the Irish Tatler 2012 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at an awards ceremony held in Dublin. Equinome, a world-leading equine genomics company, is based at NovaUCD, the Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs at University College Dublin.

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UCD To Showcase Latest High-Tech Ventures At Annual Start-Up Awards Evening

NovaUCDUniversity College Dublin (UCD) will showcase the latest high-tech and knowledge-intensive ventures emerging from UCD research programmes during the annual NovaUCD start-up awards evening next week. Among the 9 ventures and 22 individuals competing for a share in a €35,000 prize fund are AB Power and Yokie. AB Power is pioneering efficient, safe and sustainable hydrogen-based energy storage and release technology to power future environmentally friendly vehicles. The promoters of AB Power are Dr Christian Grave and Dr Andrew Phillips, UCD School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

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Propeller Venture Accelerator Application Process Open

Propeller LogoDCU’s Ryan Academy opened its application process on the 3rd of September for its 3 month Propeller Venture Accelerator based in Dublin, Ireland.  This award winning accelerator (voted 7th Best Accelerator in Europe by a study commissioned by the Kauffman Fellows Programme) has a great deal to offer entrepreneurs with winning ideas.  €30,000 Euro investment, office space, over 80 mentors (Techies, Specialists and Serial Entrepreneurs) and a demo day set for the 26th April 2013. In total a deal worth €45,000 euro, all this in return for 7.5% equity stake, valuing the company at €600,000 euro!

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