Wexford start-up businesses could win major investment

Published 15/12/2015 | 00:00

Wexford start-ups are encouraged to enter their business for the 2016 AIB Start-up Academy, a competition which offers a prize package valued at €250,000, including a €20,000 cash investment for the overall winner.

Now in its second year, the AIB Start-up Academy, developed in association with the Irish Times, aims to build and support a nationwide community of entrepreneurs from all sectors and with all levels of experience.

Applying for the competition is free and any entrepreneurs interested in registering their business should log on to https://aibstartupacademy.secure-platform.com before the closing date on January 4th 2016.

Ten entries will be selected to take part in an intensive training and mentoring programme, helping to develop crucial skills in areas such as business modelling and social media strategy. Following the completion of the course, the ten entries will deliver a final pitch with the winner being decided by a panel of judges.

The AIB Start-up Academy visited The Sky and the Ground Bar in Wexford in September for a business information night which was well attended by the local start-up community. This event was one of eleven held across Ireland between May and November.

Michael O'Dwyer, AIB South-East Regional Manager said: We saw from the recent start-up night that Wexford is full of great business ideas which are backed by determined and talented entrepreneurs. I would encourage anyone interested in entering the competition not to miss out.'

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