“The clock is counting down. We are fast approaching the closing date for applications for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur. Now is the time for you to visit www.ibye.ie to enter” says Con O’Donoghue, Project Manager for the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition.
Now in its fifth year, this dynamic competition is open to 18 to 35-year-olds who have an idea for starting a business or who are already running their own business.
“Each Local Enterprise Office around the country has a €50,000 prize fund and we are looking for young entrepreneurs to enter in the three categories: Best New Idea, Best Start Up and Best Established Business.”
All entrants are invited to an Enterprise Day with brilliant business advice and mentoring on offer. From there, a shortlist will be invited to an intensive Boot Camp and will move forward the #IBYE County Final.
Past finalist in IBYE Mark Reilly of Aphix Software in Drogheda is encouraging others to apply. “Enter IBYE for more than the competition – do it to help grow yourself as a business owner. Do it for the great mentoring and bootcamp. Do it to meet like-minded people, and above all do it to get out of your normal tunnel vision and build a new future for your business.”
The application process is quick, free and simple but applications close on March 15th so time is running out. “Just visit www.ibye.ie and take 15 minutes to complete your application. If you have any difficulties at all give our IBYE Co-ordinator in your Local Enterprise Office. They are just a call away and are happy to help.”
Con concluded “Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur really is an amazing opportunity for any young person in business or thinking of starting a business. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enter. Visit www.IBYE.ie today!”