Could you be Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2019?


Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur is perhaps the most exciting competition for the amazing community of young business people in Ireland. Applications for the 2019 competition opened on 1st January and applications are coming in thick and fast. Find out more by visiting

Applicants, aged 18 to 35, apply in one of 3 categories:

  • Idea
  • Start-Up
  • Established

The competition has an investment fund of €2 million spread across all 31 Local Enterprise Office areas in the country. But the competition is worth so much more than money. Along the way, participants take part in Enterprise Days and Business Bootcamps. They compete against others in their region for a coveted place at the National Final. They pitch their business case to a panel of adjudicators including 2 leading entrepreneurs and representatives from Enterprise Ireland, Local Enterprise Office, Dept. of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Google. The 24 National Finalists and their families will attend a glittering award ceremony in Google’s European HQ in Dublin. Along the way finalists will learn valuable business skills, develop and finesse their pitching skills, secure valuable PR opportunities and build their business network. But don’t take our word for it, listen to the 2018 Finalists describe their IBYE experience:

So what are you waiting for? Enter now to be part of this amazing entrepreneurial experience!


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