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3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

3.10 Promotion of entrepreneurship culture

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Special events and activities
  2. Networks and partnerships

Special events and activities

Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) with the support of the Department of Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland. It is a nationwide competition open to people ages 18-35 years with an innovative business idea, new start-up or established business. IBYE is discussed in further detail in Chapter 3.9 Start-up funding for young entrepreneurs.

The Student Entrepreneur Awards is a competition for third level student with a business idea, ran by Enterprise Ireland. It is discussed in Chapter 3.9 Start-up funding for young entrepreneurs.


Networks and partnerships

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is a cutting edge, world recognised, youth entrepreneurship education and development programme.  It is managed and provided by Foróige in Ireland and is affiliated to NFTE International.