5/25/2011 2:43:52 PM
Tuesday 24th May 2011 saw the launch of the second year of annual entrepreneurial competition ‘Jump Start 2011’ from The LINC at ITB. Jump Start 2011 is open to entrepreneurs who would like to base their business in an innovative and supportive environment. The value of this award is over €25,000 which includes the cost of the incubation space for twelve months, the varied and fantastic mentoring support available to the Company from industry experts and also €2,000 in cash for the winning company to spend as they see fit. The competition is sponsored by the LINC at ITB, Allied Irish Banks Ltd and Fingal County Enterprise Board.
Launched at the Dylan Hotel by one of the Ireland’s best known entrepreneurs Gavin Duffy, this competition will witness Irish entrepreneurs being given a unique opportunity to win a very real JUMP START to their business. Judge, Gavin Duffy said of the competition, “I am delighted to be involved in Jump Start 2011 as I think everyone needs a helping hand and the mentoring will be invaluable, it is really vital in this current climate”.
The Jump Start 2011 shortlisted entrants will get the unique opportunity to pitch their business to a panel of judges including the Dragon Den’s Gavin Duffy, yourlocal.ie Managing Director, Emer Jameson, Silicon Republic Editor John Kennedy, Lucia O’Riordan, Regional Retail & SME Manager, AIB and Oisin Geoghegan CEO Fingal County Enterprise Board.
For further information on the competition and for entry details visit www.thelinc.ie/jumpstart