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Search on for Clare’s Best Young Entrepreneur

Local Enterprise Office Clare is inviting young entrepreneurs from across the county to submit their entry to Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) as the competition deadline draws near. With a €2million investment fund available, including a €50,000 investment fund for Clare winners, the initiative from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland attracted 1,400 applications across Ireland in 2015 and supported over 450 young entrepreneurs through training, mentoring and direct financial assistance. The competition is now in its third year and last year’s local winners were Diarmuid McSweeney of Shannon-based Grasshopper in the Best Start-Up Business category and Overall County Winner; Peter Hunt of Piggyback from Bridgetown in the Best Business Idea category; and Charlie Glynn of Glynn Technical Diamonds based in Kilrush in the Best Established Business category. Entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 are being asked to visit the competition website at www.ibye.ie, to submit their entry online for free on or before Friday, …

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Clare entrepreneurs Fly the Flag

Three young Clare entrepreneurs are flying the flag for the county at the regional final of the inaugural ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition, which is offering an investment prize-fund of €2 million. All under the age of 30, the local business owners and new start-ups are going head-to-head with other winners from Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary tomorrow (Wednesday) for a chance to win a place at the national final in Dublin this December, in a competition co-ordinated by the Local Enterprise Office Clare. Launched by the Government earlier this year, Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition is a core part of the Action Plan for Jobs 2014, and is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through the 31 Local Enterprise Offices around the country. The Clare winners, who have been selected to represent the county at the regional finals, are Regina Tierney from Brigid’s Mantle (Clare Best Young Entrepreneur and Best Start Up Business Category Winner); Eric …

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