What is the Bank of Ireland National Startup Awards?
The Bank of Ireland National Startup Awards is Ireland’s leading and most respected awards program for early stage companies. The competition recognises and rewards Irish startups for their success in business across 15 categories. The overall winner will walk away with a prize of €10,000 and the best early stage startup will receive €5,000 to further grow and develop their businesses.
The competition, now in its seventh year, has become a pivotal date in the Irish startup calendar. The best and brightest startup companies are recognised at a national level for their dedication, resilience and perseverance and for contributing so much to the nation’s economy. The overall winner gets €10,000 and best early stage start-up gets €5,000. The competition, now in its seventh year, has become a pivotal date in the Irish start-up calendar.
The National Startup Awards represents a fantastic opportunity for companies to showcase their businesses and gain valuable national and international exposure. We offer a comprehensive range of supports, including funding, mentoring and hands-on support to accelerate the growth of these start-ups in international markets. I would like to wish all the start-ups that have been shortlisted the very best of luck.
Starting a new business takes a huge amount of courage and hard work. The first few years can be really challenging and the National Startup Awards are here to support entrepreneurs who are investing so much of themselves to build businesses that will ultimately create employment and benefit the broader economy.