There’s something truly inspiring about working with entrepreneurs. Maybe it’s that they seem to have no fear. Maybe it’s the fact that they are risk takers. Maybe it is that they see opportunities and they act on them.
Whatever that X factor might be, we can honestly tell you that it is always inspiring and a joy to be around.
So you can imagine how inspired we’ve been since we and our colleagues at Engage Ireland were appointed to manage the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur programme for 2014. Since October, we’ve been traveling around Ireland, hearing stories of some of the most incredible under 30’s building brilliant businesses.
The entire programme came to a climax yesterday with an amazing showcase of youth entrepreneurship at the Google Foundry. 24 of Ireland’s top young entrepreneurs had reached the national finals. They had battled through the county finals, the regional finals and a rigorous judging process for the national finals. They started out in the company of 1000+ other applicants and reached the national finals as only one of 24. And what an amazing bunch they are. (If you don’t believe us you can view their intro videos by clicking this link …)
The team at WhiteLight Consulting and our partners Engage Ireland were delighted to work with Enterprise Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices, Dept. of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Google and all of the amazing entrepreneurs. We know that great things lie ahead for each of them and we will be watching out for each of them as they strive for global domination!