The hunt is on for the bright young minds who can represent Galway as a hub of business and innovation in Ireland’s 2019 Best Young Entrepreneur Competition.
The Local Enterprise Office here in Galway is looked for innovative young people from across the city and county who think they could be the country’s Best Young Entrepreneur.
Now in it’s fifth year, this nationwide competition invites people aged 18-35 who have a business idea, a start-up, or an established business to enter in each of the three categories.
They will take part in and Enterprise Day hosted by the Local Enterprise Office for the county prize.
Galway Local Enterprise Office has €50,000 to give out to the Best Business Idea, Best Start-Up and Best Established Business.
From there, the county winners will go on to compete at Regional Finals and, if successful, all the way to the National Finals at Google HQ.
Taking part in Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur challenges young business people to focus on where their business is now, and where they can take it.
The business planning, mentoring, advice and support they receive during the process is of significant value. IBYE helps them to build a network of fellow local entrepreneurs and they often become trusted friends and advisors to each other.
IBYE is often their first experience of getting media exposure, which is important in building a profile as a business grows.
Interested applicants can find out how to enter at the Best Young Entrepreneur website.
The closing date for entries is Friday March 15, so get polishing those skills and that plan.