We are local finalists for Best Start-Up Cork City IBYE

This weekend was spent in Maryborough House Hotel. No, it wasn't a spa weekend, but a Start-up bootcamp for young Entrepreneurs as part of the search for Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur competition.

Cork's three Local Enterprise Offices came together to host the bootcamp. Each LEO selected 5 finalists for each of the three categories - Best Idea, Best Start-up and Best Established business and the 45 selected finalists. For the entire weekend we attended bootcamp sessions on Finance, Branding, Marketing and perfecting your pitch. 

I was lucky to attend the Bootcamp last year and went on to win Best Idea for Cork city. My favourite part of the weekend both years was defintiely the opportunity to meet 44 other under 35's who have started a business or are about to start a business and are just as crazy as you are. It is so inspiring and motivating to hear everyone elses stories. 

The finals are being held in a few weeks, so we are very excited to get to work on perfecting our pitch. 

Breffney O Dowling Keane