IBYE 2019

IBYE 2019 opens for applicants.......IBYE

Applications are now open and we’re inviting YOU to apply. It’s a great opportunity to win valuable investment in your business, get expert business mentoring and support, build a network with other young entrepreneurs and perhaps be crowned Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur. 

Each Local Enterprise Office has a prize fund of €50,000 to share between three county winners. 93 county winners advance to Regional Finals vying for a place in the National Finals next Spring. Three entrepreneurs will be named national category winners with one being crowned Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur and sharing a further prize fund of €100,000. 

IBYE 2019 is open to anybody aged between 18 and 35 with an idea / commercial venture for a start-up or running an existing business.

The competition is open to all sectors. Participants are provided with a range of targeted business supports, including mentoring through participation in Business Bootcamps.

There are 3 IBYE categories in 2019:

  1. Best Business Idea (not yet trading)
  2. Best Start-Up Business (Up to 18 months)
  3. Best Established Business (Over 18months)

You’re eligible to apply, even if you’ve been part of IBYE in the past, you just have to apply in a different category. And you know from experience, applying is a great way to take time and examine your business and how you are doing.  

You’ll find all the details and can complete the online application form here: http://www.ibye.ie.

Please contact Tara Smith, Business Advisor, LEO Cavan for more information or advice in completing your application.

Testimonial from IBYE 2015 Best Start Up Winner: Norman Orminston, Bear Rubber

Read Norman's Story here

Testimonial from IBYE 2016 Best Idea Winner: Kellie Cunniffe, Remember Me

Read Kellie's Story here

 Testimonial from IBYE 2016 Best Established Winner:Daria Sadkina from Stop and Stare Design Co. Ltd.

Read Daria's Story here