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Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur

IBYE - What is it?

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

Maybe its you……..

IBYE 2018 is open to anybody aged between 18 and 35 with an idea / commercial venture for a start-up or running an existing business.

The competition is open to all sectors.

Competition takes place at county, regional and national levels with substantial financial prizes available for winners and runners up at each level.

In addition, participants are provided with a range of targeted business supports, including mentoring through participation in Business Bootcamps.

There are 3 IBYE categories in 2018:

For full details please visit our IBYE 2018 page

Reasons To Enter?

  • There is a €2 Million Investment Fund and targeted business supports on offer to help you turn your business idea into a reality.
  • €50,000 Investment Fund available from your Local Enterprise Office to invest in the 3 Category Winners and three runner-up winners.
  • €100,000 Investment Fund available for the overall National Category Winners.
  • County Finalists will enter into a specialised Entrepreneur Bootcamp to help develop their business or business idea.
  • Avail of a suite of targeted business supports and mentoring from your Local Enterprise Office.
  • Open to everyone with a compelling and innovative idea/business.
  • Stand out and showcase your innovative and original idea/business in the local and national media.
  • Be your own boss with unique support from Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition.
  • Opportunity to become your County and Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur.

View the Video to Learn More About the Competition.