Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur

IBYE - What is it?

The IBYE competition is a national competition to find Ireland’s best young entrepreneur.

Applying is simple and there is a €2 million investment fund and targeted business supports on offer to help you turn your business idea into a reality

Maybe its you……..

IBYE 2017 is open to anybody aged between 18 and 35 with an idea / commercial venture for a start-up or running an existing business.

The competition is open to all sectors.

Competition takes place at county, regional and national levels with substantial financial prizes available for winners and runners up at each level.

In addition, participants are provided with a range of targeted business supports, including mentoring through participation in Business Bootcamps.

There are 3 IBYE categories in 2017:

  1. Best Business Idea (not yet trading)
  2. Best Start-Up Business (Up to 18 months)
  3. Best Established Business (Over 18months)

For full details and online application details go to

Testimonial from IBYE 2015 Best Start Up Winner: Norman Orminston, Bear Rubber

Read Norman's Story here

Testimonial from IBYE 2016 Best Idea Winner: Kellie Cunniffe, Remember Me

Read Kellie's Story here

 Testimonial from IBYE 2016 Best Established Winner:Daria Sadkina from Stop and Stare Design Co. Ltd.

Read Daria's Story here