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Prize for young entrepreneurs

A NEW competition to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur has been launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Jobs Minister Richard Bruton.

Entrepreneurs who are under 30 are eligible to enter. Winners at county level could be awarded up to €25,000 depending on business prospects and investment needs, with an additional €50,000 offered at national level.

Mentoring, marketing and other supports will also be available to those who take part in the competition. The closing date is June 30 with entries accepted via local enterprise offices or on www.localenterprise.ie.

“I see the entrepreneurial spirit of young Irish people everywhere I go and the Government wants to support that,” said Mr Kenny.

Hannah O’Reilly of Improper Butter - one of the companies highlighted at the launch is pictured above.