West Corks young entrepreneurs invited to join business bootcamp

August 1st, 2015 8:03 AM

By Southern Star Team

The business bootcamp in action earlier this year

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WEST Cork’s young business entrepreneurs are being invited to take part in a series of bootcamps to help them develop their ideas.

More than 450 young entrepreneurs around the country, aged between 18 and 30, are set to benefit from the September bootcamps, as part of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition (#IBYE).

The Local Enterprise Offices in Cork North and West are inviting up to 15 young entrepreneurs in the region to take part, to help them improve their entrepreneurial skills and develop strategies that will help them set-up new businesses, or expand existing ones.

A measure under the Action Plan for Jobs, Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition is an initiative of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and is run by Enterprise Ireland through the network of 31 Local Enterprise Offices.

By entering this year’s competition before the July 31st deadline, any young entrepreneur with a business idea or already in business can win a place at a local bootcamp, which is being run by Local Enterprise Office Cork North and West.

To increase their chances of success, young entrepreneurs will learn about business strategy, finding the right target markets, assessing risk and financial planning, to help them build solid businesses that will create jobs.

Business mentoring will also form an important part of the training programme, which will be tailored to the needs of those taking part.

The closing date for entries in this year’s IBYE competition and a chance to win a place at a local Business Bootcamp is Friday, July 31st through Further details are also available by searching #IBYE on social media.



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