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

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