Kieran Comerford is Head of Enterprise in the Local Enterprise Office Carlow
Carlow's Local Enterprise Office has tendered a contract for a "shared bootcamp" for aspiring young entrepreneurs.
The Local Enterprise Office, for Carlow and Kilkenny (The LEO), say they "recognise the importance of and is fully committed to supporting the next generation of young aspiring entrepreneurs".
The LEO believes that a Business Boot Camp (and mentoring) as part of Carlow and Kilkenny’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition will help "transform creative and innovative ideas into entrepreneurial action".
The tender states: "Following the Business Boot Camp there will be a competition judged under three distinct categories:
Best new idea
Best start-up business (less than 18 months)
Best established business with new add-on.
"The business plans/proposals and investor pitches developed during the Boot Camp and mentoring will form the basis of the adjudication.
"The winner in each category will represent Carlow and Kilkenny’s at a Regional Final and, if successful, at the National Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur."