€20,000 funding for two ‘established’ young entrepreneurs in Kildare


€20,000 funding for two ‘established’ young entrepreneurs in Kildare

Local Enterprise Office Kildare is calling on more established entrepreneurs to enter this year’s €2 million Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition before the October 14th deadline.

The Best Established Business category is one of three categories in the IBYE competition, which is aimed at young business owners aged 35 and under. Local Enterprise Office Kildare has a county investment fund of €50,000 and the local winner of the Best Established Business category will receive €15,000 with the runner-up receiving €5,000.

Last year’s county winner of the established business category was  Tim Dunleavy of Dunleavy Bespoke .

Speaking about IBYE, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. said: “It is our nation’s young people who will create the jobs of the future and I want more of our young people to make running a business a career choice. So, be brave, this is the opportunity to realise your dream. IBYE offers funding investment and mentoring to young and ambitious entrepreneurs which has proven to be invaluable to previous entrants. I would encourage all between 18 and 35, and in particularly those with established businesses, to grasp the opportunity that IBYE offers and get your application to http://www.ibye.ie/submit-form/ by the 14th October deadline.”