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Minister Michael Ring

Entrepreneur and Enterprise Initiatives and Events

To assist in identifying Entrepreneur and Enterprise Initiatives and Events that are scheduled before year end the Enterprise Ireland team have put together the following list:

Entrepreneur and Enterprise Initiatives Open Currently

1.       Closing date for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition extended until midnight this Friday, 21st August. €2m Prize Fund  www.ibye.ie

2.       Community Enterprise Initiatives (2015 – 2017) Fund re-opens until 6pm on Friday 4th September. www.enterprise-ireland.com/communityenterpriseinitiative . If you have a query, please contact Gillian Slattery – gillian.slattery@enterprise-ireland.com

3.       Deadline for submissions to ‘Call for Expressions of Ideas for Regional Enterprise Initiatives’ – 12 noon Friday 11 September www.enterprise-ireland.com/regionalenterpriseinitiative

ACORNS Funding Program

ACORNS are now seeking applications for a new fully funded programme aimed at providing early stage female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland with the knowledge, support and networking opportunities to advance the development of their businesses. Entitled ACORNS - Accelerating the Creation Of Rural Nascent Start-ups - the programme is focused on unleashing the potential of female entrepreneurs who have recently started a business or who have taken concrete steps towards doing so.

Call for Expressions of Ideas for Regional Enterprise Initiatives

As part of the “Action Plan for Jobs: Regional”, the Department for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation announced funding for a competitive process to drive enterprise growth and new employment in all regions Enterprise Ireland ran a €5 million Community Enterprise Initiative Scheme and a €5 million Competitive Fund for Local Enterprise Offices under the initiative.


Thursday 30th July 2015 Minister of State for Sport Michael Ring announced in Ballyhaunis that over €150,000 of an investment package of Dormant Accounts Funding has been confirmed for Mayo.

Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition

The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) - are looking for Ireland’s best young entrepreneurs(2 million investment fund)

Aged between 18 and 30 with an outstanding idea/commercial venture for a start-up or existing business then you should enter the IBYE Competition. Almost any young person with a business/business idea can enter this competition. It doesn’t matter what your background is. Maybe you have been to University and researched a business idea, maybe you have always wanted to be your own boss, maybe you want to work for yourself, maybe you have an idea to improve your existing business or maybe you want to return home and set up your business in Ireland?

New Ballyhaunis Chamber President

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