Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2018

foroigeadmin May 14, 2018

18 innovative start-up companies, involving over 50 young people, will showcase their businesses at the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2018 tomorrow.

The event, which is hosted by Foróige, will showcase the young people who have reached the final having competed against twelve hundred other young entrepreneurs, and won their county and regional finals earlier in the year.

They will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges from some of Ireland's leading companies. For the first time this year, in addition to the presentation of the overall ‘Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award’, there will also a ‘Best Innovation Award’, and a ‘Special Recognition Award’.

The companies represent Leitrim, Donegal, Sligo, Dublin, Cork, and Westmeath.

The finalists for Youth Entrepreneur of the Year 2018:

ASD Sensory, Dublin  - Handmade sensory boards for people with sensory processing disorders

Rachel’s Heavenly Homemades, Co. Leitrim  - Gluten Free Bakery

Framed with Love, Dublin - Personalised 3D frames for all occasions

E-Rings, Co. Limerick - Bespoke earrings made from common stationary objects

Tuttlewood, Co. DonegalHandcrafted hardwood chopping boards

Standing Out Crafts, Cork - Handmade beaded felt brooches, chokers and headbands

Bake & Co., DublinFreshly baked goods

Ciara's Frames, DublinCustom made framed images for special occasions

Funkee Tee’s, Co.Westmeath Customised Baby Grow’s

The finalists for the Best Innovation Award:

Katelyn’s Creations, Co. Westmeath - nutritional healthy snack bars

Hurley Holders, Dublin - quality handmade hurley holders

Mika Beauty, Dublinnatural skin products for people with dry, sensitive and acne prone skin

Reading Aid, Dublina wooden frame to help people with dyslexia read

CycleSafe, Co. Limericka product that creates temporary cycle lanes using lasers

Gate Mate, Co. Donegal - Portable Farming Gate to help transfer animals

WSY (What Suits You), Co. Sligo - A product recommendation service

Barking Munchies, Cork - Natural Dog Treats, made from organic oats and other natural ingredients, including special dietary requirements

Aoife's Lucky Charms, Dublin - charm like figures that can be attached to keys, phones and used as Christmas tree decorations



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