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About The Awards

2016 Grand Prix Winners – Surf Accounts 

 

The Bank of Ireland Startup Awards are Ireland’s premier awards program for early stage Irish business.

Now in their 6th year the Awards reward excellence across 11 categories, a ‘Startup Hero’ and an overall Grand Prix, ‘Startup of the Year’.

 

Entries for the Startup Awards are NOW CLOSED.

 

You enter in one of four geographical regions

  1. Dublin
  2. Rest of Leinster
  3. Munster
  4. Connaught  / Ulster

 

  • Your organisation must be three years old or less on March 27th 2017 and have 30 employees or less on that date to qualify for the awards.
  • Simply select the category you wish to enter (you can enter a maximum of three) and fill in the short application form.
  • Our regional judging panels will review all the submissions and select a regional shortlist for each category.
  • These regional shortlists will be merged and judged again to produce the National Shortlist
  • National Shortlisted entrants will be invited to pitch their businesses live to our national judging panel in Dublin in Early May 2017
  • The winners will be announced at the Startup Awards Ceremony on May 18th

 

All entrants to the awards will receive:

  •  A 1 hour consultation with your local Tax Assist Accountant and a free 12 page start up guide.
  • Three months free service with Blueface

Category winners will:

  • Receive a Startup Awards Winners Trophy
  • Go forward to compete and represent Ireland in the Startup Europe Awards

The Grand Prix Winners will:

  • Receive a Startup Awards Winners Trophy
  • Go forward to compete and represent Ireland in the Startup Europe Awards
  • Coverage in the Irish Independent.
  • A creative advertising and design package from Bank of Ireland*
  • A package of advertising space with Independent Newspapers valued at €8,000*.
  • A package of legal services from McCann FitzGerald Solicitors valued at €7,000*
  • €500 Credit with Blueface

 

*Terms & Conditions Apply

So what are you waiting for?

You got it off the ground – Now take it to the world!