Are you Cork's Best Young Entrepreneur?

Cork’s Local Enterprise Offices are on the hunt for Cork’s Best Young Entrepreneurs, with €150k investment fund up for grabs

  • Are you under 30?
  • Do you have a business idea or existing business?
  • Do you want to compete for a part of Cork’s €150,000 investment fund and be considered in the shake-up for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these three questions, then your Local Enterprise Office in Cork wants to hear from you!

The three Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in Cork are each running a competitionaimed at finding  the best young entrepreneurs in three categories, with an overall winner going forward to represent their LEO in regional finals, and if successful, flying the Cork flag at the national finals to find ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ later this year.  With the Cork region being heralded as the entrepreneur’s hub of Ireland, the overall winner could well be from Cork.

The competition, which has a simple online application form, is open to individuals aged 30 and under, will be judged under three distinct categories:

  • best new idea
  • best start-up business
  • best established business with new add-on

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Each of the three LEOs in Cork has a total fund of €50,000 to invest in the three winning businesses according to criteria including businesses’ investment needs and business prospects; with the overall county winners eligible for an investment of up to €20,000.

Applications from Cork businesses and start-ups are invited before July 31st, 2014, with successful applicants progressing to ‘get fit for business’ through a business boot camp and mentoring support in association with the LEOs in Cork.

View our Sminky Aminmation all about the search for Cork's Best Young Entrepreneur.

How to Apply

Each of the three LEOs in Cork has a total fund of €50,000 to invest in the three winning businesses according to criteria including businesses’ investment needs and business prospects; with the overall county winners eligible for an investment of up to €20,000.

Applications from Cork businesses and start-ups are invited before July 31st, 2014, with successful applicants progressing to ‘get fit for business’ through a business boot camp and mentoring support in association with the LEOs in Cork.

Whether you are at the idea stage or if you are already trading, and are under 30, all that matters is that you have a good business idea that works.

Applying online is simple and there is a €150k investment fund in Cork alone, with targeted business supports on offer to help you turn your business idea into a reality. As we would say in Cork – just do it, like!

For more information or to apply call (021) 4975281 or visit www.ibye.ie

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