Aspiring entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas are invited to apply for Accenture's Leaders of Tomorrow award, the winner of which will be invited on a tour of one of Accenture’s Global Innovation Centres, in locations including New York, France and India.
The overall winner of the ninth annual award will also receive a place on the NDRC LaunchPad accelerator programme as well as have the option of a six month Accenture Internship following completion of the LaunchPad initiative.
The programme aims to foster leadership potential and innovative thinking among aspiring entrepreneurs. Applicants need to submit an idea or concept which will be developed through the competition, with finalists receiving expert mentorship, weekly workshops and advice to help turn their idea into a business reality.
Commenting on the programme, Alastair Blair, Country Managing Director for Accenture Ireland, said: “We are looking for motivated graduates with innovative business ideas, the ability to turn them into a commercial reality, and the courage to go out there and make the concept work.
"The idea might not be fully thought-out yet, or the business could be up and running. Either way we want to hear from applicants at whatever stage.”