EOY INITIATIVES

EOY Alumni App

 

The power of the EOY programme lies within the Alumni community. To maximise this potential and help the Alumni connect more easily and effectively our Alumni Board developed the brand new 2017 EOY Alumni App / Website.

This secure, private and up-to-date directory, exclusively available to past finalists, can be used to search for and contact other Alumni that may be able to advise on specific business or personal topics, whether that’s a challenge they are facing or a new business opportunity they want to grasp.

Alumni often say to potential new finalists that one of the biggest value of The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program is getting to know other Entrepreneurs who have already traveled down the path that lies before them.

EOY University (EOY U)

 

EOY University is going from strength to strength, with the initiative having spread to the Institutes of Technology as well as universities on the island of Ireland last year. To date, EOY University has brought EOY Alumni to UCC, Trinity, WIT, UCD, NUIG and DIT, with lots more entrepreneurial master classes organised for the coming months.

Since the inception of the initiative, our entrepreneurs have spoken to thousands of students across Ireland and are looking forward to working with more third level institutions over the coming year.

For a taste of one of our EOY U events, have a look at our “Mobile Moguls” event in DIT on our YouTube channel, which took place in December 2013.

 

IRFU Mentoring Programme and IRUPA

 

The EOY programme has paired 42 of our Alumni with players on the Irish International Rugby Team. The aim of this initiative is to challenge our Alumni to use their skills, knowledge and experience to help players maximise their potential now and prepare for
life after professional rugby.

EOY also works on the Leinster branch of the Irish Rugby Union Players Association (IRUPA) to help promote player welfare and education.

CFO Laboratory

 

Our CFO Labs are a series of events developed exclusively for the CFOs and Financial Directors of companies within the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Alumni community, delivered with the support of our sponsors, Invest Northern Ireland.

The half-day sessions, which take place quarterly, are tailored specifically to the evolving role of finance leaders in entrepreneurial businesses.  Our Alumni have shown us the benefits of a supportive community of like-minded peers, and we’re really delighted to offer a similar network to your finance leaders.

 

“Entrepreneurs Anonymous” – Alumni Peer mentoring

 

“Entrepreneurs Anonymous” is a peer mentoring initiative which has been introduced following requests from Alumni to encourage and facilitate a programme of mutual support within the community. The programme allows Alumni to engage with each other in a trusted forum; support, advise and challenge each other on business and related issues.

EY and Notre Dame Collaboration

 

The EY and Notre Dame working group leverages the existing relationship and resources of Notre Dame and the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ community. Our goal is to create a sustainable two-way relationship, focused on entrepreneurship, which situates the
Notre Dame and EY collaboration as a global gateway for commercial and intellectual exchanges between Ireland and the USA.

In 2014 we launched our Internship Programme which saw 5 Notre Dame undergraduates intern for 10 weeks over the summer with members of the EOY community.

Soul of Haiti

The Soul of Haiti Foundation is an Irish registered charity which was established in 2007 by a group of or EOY Alumni. Upon visiting Haiti for our 2007 CEO Retreat, some representatives from our Alumni came together with the aim to apply their entrepreneurial skills and resources to create a positive impact on the lives of the people of Haiti.

The Soul of Haiti’s mission is to exercise its expertise to improve the economic and social circumstances of communities in Haiti in a practical, sustainable manner.

Some major events in the Soul of Haiti calendar every year are the Cycle4Haiti and the Corporate Quiz Challenge.

To find out more about Soul of Haiti, follow the below link:

www.soulofhaiti.ie