Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) 2016

Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur (#IBYE) 2016!

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IBYE Overview

  • The IBYE competition is a national competition to find Ireland’s best young entrepreneur.

  • Applying is simple and there is a €2 million investment fund and targeted business supports on offer to help you turn your business idea into a reality.

  • The competition is open to entrepreneurs between ages 18 - 35 years in all business sectors.

  • There are 3x award categories:-

    Best Business Idea (not yet trading)

    Best Start Up Business (trading for 36 months or less)

    - Best Established Business (trading for more than 36 months)

IBYE Prize Fund

  • €50,000 Investment Fund available from Local Enterprise Office DLR to invest in the 3 Category Winners (All county finalists will be invited to participate in an Entrepreneur Bootcamp)

  • €100,000 Investment Fund available for the overall National Category Winners


How to Enter

IBYE Applications for 2016 is now closed. 

Important IBYE Dates 2016!

Friday, 14th October 2016Deadline for Applications
Friday, 18th and Saturday
& 19th November 2016

2-Day Entrepreneur Bootcamp,
Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, Co. Meath

Wednesday, 30th November 2016Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Final
January 25th 2017Dublin Regional Final @Westbury Hotel Dublin 
March 5th 2017 National Final @Google HQ Dublin

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