€ 50k fund is on offer for local young entrepreuners
LOCAL Enterprise Office Sligo has launched its search for Sligo’s Best Young Entrepreneur of 2018. The IBYE Competition is open to entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 who have a business idea, start- up business or established business.
As part of the competition, Local Enterprise Office Sligo has a € 50,000 investment fund for the County winners of the competition. County winners in the ‘ Best Start- Up’ and ‘ Best Established Business’ categories will receive € 15,000 each and the two runners- up will each receive € 5,000.
The ‘ Best Business Idea’ category winner locally will receive an investment prize of € 7,000 and the runner- up will receive € 3,000. County winners go on to represent Sligo in the regional final and from there to the national final where a € 100,000 investment fund is up for grabs!.
Local Enterprise Office Sligo are holding an ‘ Enterprise Day’ to provide information about the competition. It takes place on Friday, September 1st at City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo. The schedule of events will run twice during the day, firstly between 12.00 and 3.30 pm and then between 6.00 pm and 9.30 pm. SOME politician are driven by ego. Others like Eamon Scanlon do the job for the love of it. The Fianna Fail TD is a mild mannered man, a trait he says came from his late mother, Mary- Anne who ‘ was a lady and a gentle soul.’
The Ballymote man was born and bred in the South Sligo town. His comfortable home sits on an elevated site overlooking the place he has never left.
You don’t need a sat nav to find his pristine white bungalow. Winding down the window and asking a passer- by is all that is required. Everyone knows Eamon. And proof of his popularity was seen in the polls over the years.
In the 2007 general election, he headed the poll with 9,400 first preference votes. He knows what it is like to lose also - having narrowly missed out on a number of occasions.
“In 1985 when I first ran for a seat at