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Could you be Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2019?

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 www.ibye.ie Applicants, aged 18 to 35, apply in one of 3 categories: … Continued

It’s all about Planning!

It’s all about Planning!

Over the last two weeks we’ve been traveling the country delivering training to LEO Teams from right across Ireland. If you don’t know what a LEO is, here’s a quick intro. LEOs are Local Enterprise Offices. If you are in business or thinking of starting a business, they should be your first port of call. … Continued

Today’s The Day … IBYE National Final 2018!

Today’s The Day … IBYE National Final 2018!

The team at WhiteLight Consulting are proud to Project Manage Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur on behalf of the Dept. of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Local Enterprise Office Network and Enterprise Ireland. And today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for … the National Finals at Google’s Dublin HQ. The competition features three categories: Best Business Idea … Continued

IBYE National Final: New Date Announced

IBYE National Final: New Date Announced

Storm Emma may have stopped us all in our tracks in early March but the quest to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur continues. The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Office today announced that the National Final has been rescheduled for 22nd April, with adjudication taking place on 19th … Continued

IBYE: The Excitement Builds!

IBYE: The Excitement Builds!

As the National Finals of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur draws near, we are really feeling the excitement! The WhiteLight Consulting office is buzzing. We are working on the graphics for all the print and digital materials, videos for social media and the awards ceremony, guestlists, running orders, plans for Judging Day, Google First Friday and … Continued

That’s A Wrap! IBYE Filming and Photography Takes Place

That’s A Wrap! IBYE Filming and Photography Takes Place

One of our favourite projects to manage each year is Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur. Aimed at 18 to 35-year-olds, this dynamic competition is run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) nationwide, and supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland. We now know who the 24 finalists are who are en … Continued

New Year! New Opportunities!

New Year! New Opportunities!

WhiteLight Consulting celebrated 6 years in business at the end of 2017. And that’s given us time to reflect back on the amazing clients we’ve worked with, the campaigns and projects we’ve run and the wonderful events we’ve been involved in. It started with the announcement of 35 new jobs by Stephen Malone of Malone … Continued

Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2018

Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2018

We were delighted to have won the tender to manage IBYE 2018.  This is our 4th year working on this exciting project.  IBYE is a national competition for young entrepreneurs aged between 18-35.  There are three categories: Best Idea, Best Start-Up Business and Best Established Business, and has a significant prize fund of €2m. This … Continued

WOW – The Future Is Looking Bright

WOW – The Future Is Looking Bright

Over 400 young entrepreneurs made it to the final of the Fingal Student Enterprise Awards this week. Broadcaster Ruth Scott was there to host a glittering ceremony and to announce this years winners. The Student Enterprise Programme is an initiative of the Local Enterprise Office Fingal. Head of Enterprise in Fingal Oisín Geoghegan explains “Over … Continued

Brexit Takes Centre Stage

Brexit Takes Centre Stage

As part of Local Enterprise Week 2017, we staged “What Brexit Means For Business” with a top panel of contributors on the subject matter. Hosted by Ian Guider of The Sunday Business Post, the panel included CEO of Enterprise Ireland Julie Sinnamon, Director General of British Irish Chamber John McGrane, Patricia Callan of the SFA, … Continued

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