Wexford's Best Young Entrepreneurs

Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur competition is now open for entries!

Are you Wexford's Best Young Entrepreneur?

There is €50,000 of investment to be won across three categories in County Wexford's 'Best Young Entrepreneur' competition:

Best Business Idea (pre-trading)
Winner = €7,000
Runner-up = €3,000

Best Start-up (trading for no longer than 18 months)
Winner = €15,000
Runner-up = €5,000

Best Established Business (trading for longer than 18 months)
Winner = €15,000
Runner-up = €5,000

Winners of the County Wexford competition go on to compete in the regional and national IBYE competitions where further investment for your business is up for grabs!

Apply now at www.IBYE.ie

The closing date for applications is 29th September and applicants must be aged 18-35.


Meet the 2015 Wexford IBYE Winners

                          Wexford IBYE Winners           


Richard Murphy – MyMoodandMe – Winner of Best Idea Richard Murphy

Having previously entered the 2014 Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur, Richard came back this year with a new business idea which he has named ‘MyMoodandMe’. This exciting new online health and holistic platform has already garnered interest from major health professionals. A qualified personal trainer and nutritional advisor, he has teamed up with a psychologist and a marketing intern to form the MyMoodandMe team. Follow them on Twitter, @mymoodandme to learn more.


Ian ColemanIan Coleman – LifeBites – Winner of Best Start-up

Ian Coleman previously won the 2014 County and Regional Finals in the Best Idea category. He was the sole representative for Wexford at the National IBYE Finals and since then his business idea has gone from strength to strength. LifeBites is a web platform for dietitians. The business aims to bring dietitians and the general public together. All dietitians are HSE-recognised, professionally indemnified clinicians, with a minimum of a BSc in dietetics. To learn more visit www.lifebites.ie



DiarDiarmaid Ó Súilleabháinmaid Ó Súilleabháin – D O Sullivan Consulting Engineers – Winner of Best Established Business

Diarmaid started his company in 2009 as a sole trader in Gorey. In 2011 the business was converted to a Limited Company. In the years since its establishment the company has grown to a team of 8. The team carry out a wide variety of services including fire safety, structural engineering and architectural design. Some well-known clients include the Department of Education, Wexford County Council and Avoca Handweavers. Diarmaid plans to use his €20,000 prize to fund the purchasing of capital equipment which he hopes will create further employment opportunities in his company.