We were delighted to have won the tender to manage IBYE 2018. This is our 4th year working on this exciting project. IBYE is a national competition for young entrepreneurs aged between 18-35. There are three categories: Best Idea, Best Start-Up Business and Best Established Business, and has a significant prize fund of €2m.
This is a 6-month project and we take the competition from the applications phase (1471 applications this year) through 31 individual County Finals, which are followed by 8 Regional Finals, and the competition culminates at the IBYE National Finals – which takes place in The Foundry at Google in Dublin City Centre. It is a highly complex project and we have lots of different aspects including a visit to the Taoiseach. videography, photography, social media engagement, a pitch training masterclass for finalists, and a judging day.
The National Final at Google gives us the opportunity to show our creative skills, and we also get to create a television-quality event with lots of high-end visuals, sound and lighting effects. This year’s final takes place on Sunday 4th March 2018.