Clare Businesses compete for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur

Clare Businesses compete for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur


 IBYE Regional Finals

LEO Clare was represented at the IBYE Regional Final by Michelle Tierney, Ciara McGuane and Conor Murray of Symphysis Medical, and Kilkee Forge and were acknowledged for the great work completed by their businesses.


Clare, Kerry, Limerick & Tipperary’s “Best Young Entrepreneurs’ were announced at an awards ceremony hosted by Limerick’s Local Enterprise Offices on Monday 17th June. The winners were chosen from twelve finalists, shortlisted from applicants in the competition which was launched earlier this year by the LEO’s as part of a nationwide search to find “Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE)”.


Now in its fifth year, IBYE is a nationwide campaign to celebrate Ireland’s young entrepreneurs and is open to individuals aged 18 to 35 who have an innovative business idea, new start-up or established business.


24 contenders (three from each region nationally - one in each category) will be selected to compete for the national title of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur on Sunday 15th of September 2019. A further €100,000 investment fund will be available to invest in the winners of the three categories at the national final - one of which will also be named as “Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur”.


Eight regional finals will be completed across the country over the next few weeks in the search for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2019.


The Clare, Kerry, Limerick & Tipperary final was located at Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick while Patrick Donovan TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform was also in attendance to present the awards. Among the special guests at the awards ceremony were Pat McDonagh, Founder of Supermac’s and Clare Colleran Molloy, Leas Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council.


Further details on the competition and supports available to young entrepreneurs are available through and .