Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has today (Thursday) called on young people with a business idea to enter the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition.
“The competition is being run by Local Enterprise Offices throughout the country to promote the establishment of new businesses by innovative young thinkers. I would encourage anybody under 30 years of age who has a business idea or an idea for a commercial venture to enter the competition to become Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur.”
“As part of this project, which is a fundamental part of the Action Plan for Jobs 2014, €2 million will be provided to invest in businesses and new business ideas which are identified through the competition. This support will help young entrepreneurs launch their businesses, get them off-the-ground and provide them with the support they need to develop a strong foundation from which their business or commercial venture can grow.”
“The first stage of the competition will be locally based, in Dublin Fingal it will be run by Fingal Local Enterprise Office, and it will lead to identifying the Best Young Entrepreneur in Fingal. The competition will then move to a regional level before moving to national level where Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur will be identified by the end of the year.”
“Dublin Fingal has the youngest age profile in the State, because of this it is essential to foster a culture which promotes innovative thinking and entrepreneurship in order to provide young people in each local community with the skills and confidence necessary to pursue a career in business should they so choose. This will also be hugely important for job creation given that over two-thirds of all jobs are created by businesses in the first five years after they are established. Therefore, encouraging entrepreneurial endeavour and providing supports for it will lead to the creation of more jobs.
“The deadline for entry is June 30th 2014 and I would urge all of those who are interested in becoming Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur to begin work on their submissions as soon as possible given the short timeframe for entries. To apply, or to get more information, I advise those interested to log onto http://www.ibye.ie/.”
“Dublin Fingal is bursting with bright young people full of potential, with a great business minds, and for them the possibilities are endless. I would be glad to see their talent and contributions to the local economy being recognised through their participation in the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition.”