Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur Competition

Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur Competition

IBYE is a programme run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) with the support of the Department of Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland. The competition is open to people between the ages of 18 and 35 with an innovative business idea, new start-up or established business. Now in its 5th year, IBYE has an investment fund of up to €2million.

IBYE is a nationwide competition, run across three categories:

  1. Best Business Idea
  2. Best Start-Up Business
  3. Best Established Business.

Up to 450 young entrepreneurs will be invited by the LEOs to attend free regional ‘Entrepreneur Bootcamps’ later in the year to help them develop their business and new venture ideas.

With an IBYE investment fund of €50,000 each, every LEO will award up to six investments to three category winners and three runners-up at county level. The local winners in the Best Start-Up and Best Established Business categories at county level will receive investments of up to €15,000 each and the two runners-up will each receive up to €5,000.

It could be you…………

This is an annual competition, the 2019 competition has now closed. For enquiries in relation to the 2020 competition contact:

 

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