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Reminder: Entry for Start-up Awards is Closing

8 August 2014

The Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2014 which launched in June in Dublin will close on Friday 15th August 2014. This is the first year the Bank is sponsoring the awards which are open to startup companies across Ireland. The awards recognise and reward Irish startups for their success in business both at home and abroad across a range of sectors including digital, food and drink, retail, social enterprise and export businesses.  Last year’s winner of the grand prix award was Allogen Biotech with the Irish Handmade Soap Company winning in 2012 showing the variety of companies taking part in the awards.

This year startup companies can enter the awards on their own behalf or can be nominated by a friend or colleague. Also new to the awards this year are regional finals which will take place across Dublin, the rest of Leinster, Munster and Connacht/Ulster.  Regional winners will be shortlisted for the national final taking place in Autumn 2014 in Dublin.


To enter or nominate someone for a Startup Award visit . Entry into the awards is free and is open to sole traders, partnerships and Irish companies in business for three years or less with up to 30 employees.  The awards judging committee will comprise of representatives from  Bank of Ireland, local enterprise offices and regional leading Irish entrepreneurs.

The closing date for entries into the awards is Friday, 15th August and regional finals will take place in September with the national gala final taking place in Dublin in October.  Further information on the awards will also be available via the Bank of Ireland Twitter account @BOIbusiness and a dedicated hashtag has been created for the event #boistartupawards.

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