And the 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is….Mark Roden of Ding*

    And the 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is….Mark Roden of Ding*

    Mark Roden, the founder and CEO of Ding*, was named as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 at the televised Awards Ceremony held last Thursday, 23 October 2014. Over 1,400 business leaders from across the island of Ireland and around the world were in attend…

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    Working with the EOY Team (Part 3/3)

    Nothing Like We Expected and So Much More Weeks 7-8 Wow! Those last two weeks flew by! We cannot believe it has been eight whole weeks. We have officially completed our Notre Dame Summer internship with EY Entrepreneur of the Year. The last two weeks we…

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    Susan’s EOY CEO Retreat experience!

    I nominated Mark Roden of Ding! for Entrepreneur Of The Year as I thought he had a really exciting, innovative business which will hopefully continue to grow and develop. I was delighted when he was selected as one of the finalists, never thinking for one…

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    Working with the EOY Team (Part 2/3)

    Nothing Like We Expected and So Much More Weeks 4-6 We here in the EOY programme are living the good life. The past three weeks have been an incredible combination of hard work, celebrations, and travels. The EOY team recognizes the importance of a team…

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    Working with the EOY Team-Nothing Like We Expected and So Much More (Part 1/3)

    Weeks 1-3 Hi everyone! Welcome the first of Dottie and Kristina’s blog posts. We are participating in the Notre Dame Summer internship program and working for EY in the Entrepreneur of the Year department. Thank you for joining us on this adventure and…

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    2014 Industry Finalists

    This year's Industry Finalists now up on Irish Times EY Entrepreneur Of The Year micro-site. Click hear to read all about the finalists. Our Emerging Finalists can be seen here!…

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    2014 Emerging Finalists

    All our Emerging Finalists are now up on our Irish Times micro-site. Click here to see their full profiles. There are also some videos from the 2014 World Entrepreneur Of The Year in Monte Carlo which took place at the start of June. Our 2013 Ireland Winn…

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    CEO Retreat 2014 – An Intern’s Perspective (Part 3/3)

    Seattle...the final leg! Arriving in Seattle just after 11pm, Claire and I were greeted with some badly needed sustenance in the form of red wine and sushi. It was most definitely worth the wait! We were hanging tired, but given a new lease of life with …

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    CEO Retreat 2014 – An Intern’s Perspective (Part 2/3)

    Vancouver...I could get used to this! Sunday 25th May brought a beautiful morning in Dublin. After arising from a fitful sleep, I set about gathering the last few bits and pieces before heading off to the airport at 7am. As I wait, slightly anxious of wh…

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    CEO Retreat 2014 – An Intern’s Perspective (Part 1/3)

    To The Druids Glen and Beyond… When I began my work placement with The Entrepreneur of The Year team on March 24th I was somewhat unaware of the wonderful madness that would quickly follow. As an intern I had expected to be conducting tasks that contri…

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    EOY CEO Retreat 2014 – Wrap Up

    After yet another hugely successful CEO Retreat, our group of 100 entrepreneurs returned to Ireland buzzing with inspiration, new ideas and, in many cases, life-long friends. Vancouver Between Ireland, Vancouver and Seattle, the many highlights of t…

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    2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalists Announced

    EY today announced the 24 finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 programme. Competing against leading entrepreneurs throughout every corner of the island, the 24 finalists were selected in three categories – emerging, industry and interna…

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    Cycle For Haiti – This Weekend

    The Soul of Haiti Foundation is a charity that we like to support in whatever way we can here at EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. The charity itself was created as a result of one of our CEO Retreat's to Haiti a few years ago. The entrepreneur's were so moved…

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    Ireland’s entrepreneurial counties and the key challenges for Irish entrepreneurs

    How entrepreneurial is your county? We recently conducted an audit of all the finalists and winners of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year over the past 17 years. Have a look here to see how your county fares.....! Along with this audit we also conducted a…

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    How entrepreneurial is YOUR county?

    Thanks to all the EOY Alumni who did our latest survey - the results are out!!!!! If we exclude Dublin, Kerry is leading the way with the number of Entrepreneur Of The Year Winners. 51% of the EOY Alumni do business together The EOY Alumni created…

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    EOY Insights: Importance of colour

    Colour has very strong emotive qualities and can offer an instantaneous way of communicating meaning without using words - therefore colour, when used appropriately, can be used very effectively in your branding, marketing and product development. We i…

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    EOY Insights: You Are Your Message – How To Articulate Your Company’s Purpose

    You’re at a party or industry event when your friend introduces you to a journalist.  You smile, you shake hands, you introduce yourself and your company.  The journalist, in turn, obliges. “So what does your company do exactly?” he/she asks. …

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    EOY Insights: Inspiring the next generation

    When I entered university in 2006, the economy was booming. Everyone told us we would have our pick of jobs when we came out; that the corporate world was just waiting at the gates of UCD ready to fork over large amounts of cash for us to do our dream job…

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    EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Launch Events

    We are so excited to launch the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Programme for 2014 tomorrow! As always, we will be travelling the length and breadth of the country to spread the word about the programme, and encourage entrepreneurs and CEOs of Ireland’s bes…

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    EOY Insights: Too Much To Do And Not Enough Time To Do It In?

    I am always thinking about planning. It’s a symptom of modern working life; there is so much to do and not enough time to do it in. How do you work smarter and achieve more? I don’t believe we should be working every hour of the day and work life bala…

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    EOY Insights: The 5 Best Strategies To Attract and Retain Top Talent

    Something we hear a lot from entrepreneurs within the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Programme is the challenge of not only attracting the right talent for their companies, but also retaining talent. After all, the key to any successful business is the team …

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    EOY Insights: They are more afraid of you than you are of them!

    Running a start-up or growing a business can be intimidating. You might be faced with direct or indirect competitors who could outspend you in a heartbeat or have an R&D department filled with MIT graduates. The truth is they are more scared of you th…

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