Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE)

IBYE - Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur

IBYE 2015 is open and applications are currently being accepted from Young Entrepreneurs aged 18-30 nationwide

Applications are made online through the national website - Apply today at

Closing Date for applications is 31st July 2015

There are 3 IBYE categories in 2015:

  1. Best Business Idea (not yet trading)
  2. Best Start-Up Business (Up to 24 months)
  3. Best Established Business (Over 24 months)

IBYE - What is it?

IBYE 2015 is open to anybody between 18 and 30 with an idea / commercial venture for a start-up or existing business.

The competition is open to all sectors - all that matters is that you have a good business idea!

Competition takes place at county, regional and national levels with substantial financial prizes available for winners at each level. In addition, participants are provided with a range of targeted business supports, including Bootcamps, to help you turn your business idea into a reality.

How do I get involved?

Apply online today or for more details visit

or contact us in LEO Cavan Tel: 049 4377200

LEO Cavan is particularly encouraging young people in Cavan to get involved

LEO Cavan on Twitter   #YourCountyNeedsYou     #TeamCavan      

IBYE 2014 - Cavan Winners

  • Best Established Business: Dutchy's Fitness 
  • Best Start-up Business: AquaChia
  • Best New Idea: Complete Receipt

Pictured below are the IBYE 2014 winners in each category in County Cavan, all of whom progressed to the regional finals. On the left is Mark O'Reilly from complete Receipt and on the right is Darragh Holland of Dutchy's Fitness.

Paul Ianus and Luke Coffey of AquaChia in the centre of the picture emerged as overall County winners. Also in the picture are Marcella Rudden, Vincent Reynolds and Jim Fox from LEO Cavan and Ger Finn from Cavan County Council.

IBYE 2014 Cavan winners


Mark O' Reilly of Complete Receipt, supported by the Local Enterprise Office Cavan, subsequently emerged as a regional IBYE winner and went on to compete with 23 other national finalists on December 7th, at an event in Google Headquarters in Dublin.

During the IBYE 2014 Bootcamp, which Mark participated in, he had an opportunity to meet Minister Richard Bruton as pictured below.

Pictured from left to right: Tom Hayes of Enterprise Ireland, Mark O' Reilly of Complete Receipt, Minister Richard Bruton T.D. and Sheelagh Daly of the Local Enterprise Offices.

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