Kerry' Best Young Entrepreneur Finalists for 2015

Meet Kerry's Best Young Entrepreneurs of 2015

The Kerry's Best Young Entrepreneur competition launched last May, and since then LEO Kerry has received over 80 entries from hopeful entrepreneur’s aged 18-30 with new ideas or established businesses. Following a tough selection process, a two week Business Bootcamp, 1-2-1 mentoring sessions and pitching workshops; 14 of Kerry's Best Young Entrepreneurs emerged to battle it out in the final for their stake in €50,000 prize fund and for the hope to named Kerry's Best Young Entrepreneur of 2015. Our 14 hopefuls have submitted a comprehensive business plan, and will present a 5 minute business pitch to an experienced panel of business judges. The winners of the Kerry final will be announced on Wednesday September 30th, but first lets meet the finalists...

Adrian Casey

Adrian Casey

Business name:  PingRequest           Business Description:      PingRequest is a mobile location sharing application which utilises Google Maps API to help family and friends easily meet up. With just a few taps the simple user interface allows users to meet a friend or group of friends at his/her location, their friend’s location or another destination. Once the request has been accepted the estimated arrival time, route and method of travel will be displayed to all users. On arrival the location will cease being shared and all users are notified.

Brendan O'Connell

Brendan O Conell

Business name: Project Management Live                 Business Description:   The business idea is to create an automated collaborative project delivery platform, where key project information is stored on a live project database. This ease of access to real-time key project information is invaluable to project stakeholders to facilitate project decisions and enhance communications.

Cáit Lynch

CAIT LYNCH

Business name: Nutters Nut Butter     Business Description:  Nutters - I can't believe it's nut butter! Nutters make tasty natural nut butter. With the nut butters being packaged in jars and convenient single serving squeeze pouches, they are perfect for on-the-go consumption. This is ideal for post-gym workouts, easy snacks for busy moms and their children, quick pick-me-up desk snacks and many more consumption occasions for all. 

Clarissa Michaux

Clarissa Michaux

Business name: The Academy of Dance                                 Business Description:  An International award winning school which offers its students a high standard of dance training in Ballet, Tap, Modern/Jazz. Professional dance examinations are offered to students and taken under the IDTA (The International Dance Teachers Association).

Damien Cremin

Damien Cremin

Business name: VODI Sport               Business Description:  VODI Sport is Ireland’s leading supplier and manufacturer of essential injury preventative accessories and equipment. Offering a wide range of products to suit every calibre of athlete, VODI Sport products are approved for use in competition in 16 countries, and are used by competitive athletes worldwide.

David Monson

David Monson

Business name: Monson's Jewllery   Business Description:  Based in the South West of Ireland, Traditions and Irish Culture are part and parcel of every day life making the Finest Wooden Craft. Specialising in Wooden Jewelry and Wooden Gifts each piece is designed and made mixing the romance of Irish Culture with the best craftsmanship and attention to detail. 

Erika Fox

Erika fox

Business name: 5A Digital           Business Description:  5A Digital is a Blogger & Digital Influencer agency. It is broken up into two parts; a) An agency which represents Ireland’s top bloggers & social media influencers and b) A destination for brands to work towards developing successful social & digital campaigns. 5A Digital will be the first of it’s kind here in Ireland and will lead the way in this new digital age.

Jerry Coffey

Jerry Coffey

Business name: My Fitness Guru     Business Description:  My business focuses primarily on Personal Training, Small Group Training, Fitness Classes, Training Sports Teams & Bootcamps. I also have an online portion to the business through my www.MyFitnessGuru.ie website. This has allowed me to reach a much wider audience, and gives me a great opportunity to scale my business and ultimately help more people.

Joseph Moynihan

Joseph Moynihan

Business name: JM Agri-Design Business Description: Within JM Agri-Design the main focus of the business revolves around providing practical solutions for farmers and contractors. We currently manufacture a specialised round bale trunk handler that has the ability to outperform the alternative designs in both speed and ease of operation. With continuous R&D and using the latest in 3D design, JM Agri-Design is committed in bringing more specialised products within the near future.

Marie Martin

Marie Martin

Business name: Martin Safety Equipment                             Business Description: MPM Sfety Equip Ltd. was founded by Marie Martin when she invented the product Safe Scrub Sprayer as a transition year project. Her father had become ill from spraying pesticides and she knew there must be a better alternative and the Safe Scrub Sprayer was born.

Pat O'Sullivan

PatO Sullivan

Business name: The Styling Irish       Business Description: Born in the heart of the Kingdom of Kerry The Styling Irish are here to change the way the modern gentleman shops for his accessories. Behind every man is a stylish wardrobe. Our aim at The Styling Irish is to give the gentlemen of Ireland and beyond high fashion accessories at a high street price. 

Shane Hassett

Shane Hassett

Business name: Wazp         Business Description:                Wazp combines great design with 3D printing and cutting edge supply chain management technology to bring amazing products to more markets faster and more efficiently – Products. Made. Simple.

Stephanie Thornton

Stephanie Throton

Business name: Tiny Bronco     Business Description: Tiny Bronco is a gym clothing specialist that was founded in early March 2015 in County Kerry. We are currently a four person operation who is massively into keeping fit and looking good while doing so! After what was proving to be a tedious search; browsing through sports shops and online that amounted to the grand total of a scratch of the head, followed by a loud sigh, we decided to design our own gym wear! 

Tadgh O'Leary

Tadgh o leary

Business name: Journee     Business Description:            Journee is an exciting new website and mobile app that makes it easier to discover the world around you. Journee is the booking.com for events and activities. Journee allows locals and holiday-goers to search, discover and book exciting events and activities, from windsurfing in Castlegregory to guided tours of the Ring of Kerry.