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Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2017

Written by Robert McHugh, on 9th Jun 2017. Posted in General

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Paddy MacDonagh and Chris Bogues, students from National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), yesterday won the overall Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award and have been named ‘College Entrepreneur of the Year 2017’. 

The winning entrants beat off stiff competition with their project ‘Coachbook’, an online platform for riding coaches to train horse riders remotely through live video streaming. 
 
The Student Entrepreneur Awards are part of a major drive aimed at encouraging students to start their own business as a career option. The substantial prize fund includes €35,000 in cash prizes and €30,000 in consultancy fees which are available for winners to help them turn their idea into a commercial reality. 

In addition to winning the top prize, the winning team will also receive mentoring from Enterprise Ireland to develop the commercial viability of their overall concept. 
 
Speaking yesterday, Head of Micro Enterprises and Small Business at Enterprise Ireland, Brendan Flood said, "Now in its 36th year, the Student Entrepreneur Awards attracted submissions from over 560 third level students from colleges across Ireland. This competition gives students valuable hands-on experience in entrepreneurship and establishing a business. The calibre of applications clearly demonstrates that the entrepreneurial spirit is very much alive across Ireland’s universities and colleges. Congratulations to all involved."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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