Up and coming entrepreneurs urged to enter competition

By Esther Hayden

Published 18/08/2015 | 00:00

The closing date for Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) is this Friday, August 21.

Fine Gael TD, Paul Kehoe for Wexford, has reminded young entrepreneurs from Wexford to get their applications in for Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE). 'I encourage all young people, aged between 18 and 30, in Wexford with a start-up or a business idea to apply for Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur Competition. Budding young entrepreneurs can apply for free online at www.ibye.ie.

'The Wexford Local Enterprise Office will have an investment prize fund of €50,000 to be split between three winners; €20,000 for the 'Best Established Business', €20,000 the 'Best Start-Up' and €10,000 on offer to the 'Best New Idea'.

'Regional winners can then progress on to the national competition where further funding is available and one young business-person will be crowned Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur later in the year at the national finals in Google's European HQ in Dublin.

'The aim of the competition is to support a culture of entrepreneurship among young people in Ireland, to promote entrepreneurship as a career choice, and to encourage Ireland's young people to set up new businesses which will ultimately create jobs.

'In the 2014 Competition, Wexford young entrepreneurs Mark Whitney of Pillar Healthcare and Blaithin Ennis, of Blaithin Ennis Jewellery made the regional finals while Ian Coleman made it through to the National Finals in the Best New Idea Category with his offering, Life Bites.'

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