Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown entrepreneur reaches National Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition (IBYE)

Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown has confirmed that Ciara Clancy from Beats Medical in Sandyford has secured a place in the National Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE)  €2 million competition on 5th March in Google, Dublin.

Ciara Clancy Winner


  • Dearbhla Lawson, Director of Economic, Community and Cultural Development, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
  • Pat Breen, T.D Minister for Employment and Small Business
  • Ciara Clancy, Founder of Beats Medical, Best Established Business Winner IBYE
  • Cllr. Cormac Devlin, Cathaoirleach, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council 
  • Georgina Sweetnam, Acting Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office DLR

The 26 year-old is competing in the Best Established Business category and is one of three young entrepreneurs who will represent Dublin in the National Final on March 5th. The local entrepreneur will be competing against 23 other national finalists, to become Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur and share in a €100,000 winners’ investment fund.

The three category winners who will go forward to the National Final were announced by the Minister for Employment and Small Business, Mr. Pat Breen T.D. at the IBYE Regional Final in the Westbury Hotel in Dublin last night (25th January). The two other national finalists are: Brian Henderson of ‘Baon Diagnostics’ in the Best Idea Category and Samuel Dennigan of ‘Strong Roots’ in the Best Start-up Category from Dublin City.

Dearbhla Lawson, the Director of Economic, Community and Cultural Development, Dún Loaghaire-Rathdown County Council, congratulated Ciara Clancy of Beats Medical, saying:

I want to congratulate the winners here tonight and to all of you who entered the competition, It takes courage and commitment to start up a business. I hope that participation in IBYE will set you on a path to continued success. We look forward to the final with great enthusiasm and we wish the three winners representing Dublin the very best of luck at the National Final on 5th March.


The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown National finalist Beats Medical provides treatments for Parkinson's Disease through technology to help improve the mobility, speech and dexterity symptoms of the condition. Beats Medical is the world’s first Parkinson's Treatment App. 

IBYE competition details and results are available from www.ibye.ie