Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur

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Are you 35 or under with a business idea or an existing business? If so, the Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) Competition could be for you! Almost any young person with a business idea can enter this competition. It doesn't matter what your background is - all that matters is that you have a good business idea that works!

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 three award categories:
  1. Best Business Idea (not yet trading)
  2. Best Start Up Business (trading for 36 months or less)
  3. 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

To enter, you must be aged between 18 (at date of application) and 35 (as at 31st December 2018).
Deadline for applications: Friday, 15th March 2019


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