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    EOY Intern’s CEO Retreat Review 2017 – Sarah’s Blog (Part 3/3)

    After an exciting morning in Singularity, our next section on the itinerary was a visit to Airbnb’s HQ. The group were welcomed by Airbnb’s Leadership Coach Renn Vara and his colleagues Sarah Murphy and David O’Neill who spoke to the group about Air…

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    EOY Intern’s CEO Retreat Review 2017 – Sarah’s Blog (Part 2/3)

    Tuesday was the first full day of executive education and what location is better than Stanford University? There was a lot of bleary eyed entrepreneurs with the early start, but everyone was fully awake by the time they had breakfast and sat down in the …

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    EOY Intern’s CEO Retreat Review 2017 – Sarah’s Blog (Part 1/3)

    I realised from week one of my work placement with EOY that it was not for the faint hearted. It was a ‘sink or swim’ situation with my first event ‘The Spring Energiser’ on my fourth day. It was a great introduction to the programme: familiarisin…

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    Over 80 entrepreneurs travel to California for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year CEO Retreat

    Over 80 of Ireland’s most dynamic entrepreneurs travel to San Francisco today for the largest unofficial trade mission to leave Irish shores – the annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ (‘EOY’) CEO Retreat. Taking place from the 29th of May until t…

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    20 Years On: EY Entrepreneur Of The Year reveals the programme’s 24 finalists for 2017

    The shortlist of 24 finalists in the 2017 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) programme was revealed today, representing entrepreneurial businesses right across the island of Ireland and a range of sectors including technology, healthcare, FMCG and retai…

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    EOY 2017 – Open For Nominations!

    Now in its 20th Year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY™) 2017 programme officially opens today for nominations. The theme of this year’s programme is “Leading through Change” and all sectors and businesses of all sizes are invited to submit…

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    Search for 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is back on UTV!

    The search for our 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is back on screens this September and October with a documentary series showcasing the 24 finalists . The series will broadcast for the second year running exclusively on UTV Ireland and UTV this …

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    EOY Intern’s CEO Retreat Review 2016 – Aimee’s Blog (Part 2/2)

    Tuesday gave us a downpour of rain but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the group on one of our busier days, with a trip to the world’s number one university, MIT. We had academic learning from Bill Aulet, Senior Lecturer, on creating sustainable and r…

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    EOY Intern’s CEO Retreat Review 2016 – Aimee’s Blog (Part 1/2)

    Since starting placement here in March, it was clear I was not here for the good of my health. To say I came in at a busy time is an understatement, and although I had been told it would be a tough few months, nothing could’ve prepared me for the whirlw…

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    2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists announced

    The shortlist of 24 finalists in the 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM (EOY) programme has been revealed. The finalists have a combined workforce of almost 3000 people and turnover of nearly €450M. The 19th year of the programme focuses on the theme of…

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    EOY 2016 Launch

    The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) 2016 programme is officially open for nominations. The theme of this year’s programme centres on ‘creating your business legacy’ and is open to entrepreneurs across all sectors. Entries are now open until 29 Feb…

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    EOY Gala Awards Ceremony this coming Thursday!

    Entrepreneurs from 24 companies are finalists for the title of 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™, the winner of which will be announced at a gala awards ceremony in Citywest Hotel Dublin this Thursday. More than 1,500 business leaders and entrepreneurs …

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    EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 TV Series – Episode 5

    We are excited to be able to announce that the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) Ireland television programme is back! Episode 5 of our five-part series, which will profile five new finalists, airs on Monday 19 October on UTV Ireland and UTV at 8PM…

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    EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 TV Series – Ep4

    We are excited to be able to announce that the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) Ireland television programme is back! Episode 4 of our five-part series, which will profile five new finalists, airs on Monday 12 October on UTV Ireland at 7:30PM and …

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    EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 TV Series – Ep3

    We are excited to be able to announce that the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) Ireland television programme is back! The five-part series, which will profile each of our finalists, airs every Monday on UTV and UTV Ireland from 21 September 2015. T…

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    EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 TV Series

    We are excited to be able to announce that the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) Ireland television programme is back! The five-part series, which will profile each of our finalists, airs every Monday on UTV and UTV Ireland from 21 September 2015. T…

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    Our EOY intern’s 2015 CEO Retreat story (Part 3/3)

    Munich The early start for the airport run was not helped by the rain but nevertheless it dampened no one’s spirts. The airport was packed mainly with confused looking entrepreneurs having been hauled out of bed so early.  We arrived to a brief lunc…

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    Our EOY intern’s 2015 CEO Retreat story (Part 2/3)

    The day dawned to an early breakfast, which left the team fully ready to coordinate the day, as the 100 entrepreneurs attending the retreat suddenly in a way became our responsibility. A morning with the EOY Alumni Board session gave the finalists an insi…

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    Our EOY intern’s 2015 CEO Retreat story (Part 1/3)

    Ireland Day I was thrown into my internship on the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) team quite literally at the deep end – as a result it was clear this would be a sink or swim experience.  On making the big move from Cork to Dublin and getting los…

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    2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalists Announced

    With a combined workforce of over 5,000 people and turnover of €1.5 billion, 24 businesses have been shortlisted for this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme. Going head-to-head with leading entrepreneurs from across the island of Ireland, th…

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    EOY Launch Events 2015

    The 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme will officially launch on Thursday 29th January in the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade in Dublin. Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charles Flanaghan, TD will host us on the evening and will…

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    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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    Patrick Joy Awarded 2013 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

    Patrick Joy of Suretank was named the 2013 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year at our Awards Ceremony in Citywest Hotel on the 24th November. There were 24 finalists competing in 3 categories: Emerging, Industry and International. The winner of each category was …

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    EY Entrepreneur Of The Year TV Series

    The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year TV Series is in full swing! Over the past three weeks all of our finalists have been profiled on RTE One in their categories: Emerging, Industry and International. There is only one week left until we find out who is our…

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    WRAPPING UP OUR ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR TV FILMING

    If you have been following us on Twitter or Facebook, you will have seen that over the last month or so we have been all over the country filming the 24 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalists for our 5 part TV series that will air from September through Oc…

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    EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR TV SERIES FILMING IS IN FULL SWING!

    Filming for the EOY TV series is now in full swing! The EOY TV crew along with Padraig O’Ceidigh are travelling all around the country to interview our entire 24 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalists! It’s an exciting time in the EOY calendar that …

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    2013 CEO Retreat to Chicago, Notre Dame University and New York

    June 12th to 19th saw the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Programme take away 115 Irish entrepreneurs to America to challenge and inspire them to enhance their strategy towards growth on both a domestic and international level and to maximise their potentia…

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    EOY TEAM CYCLE DUBLIN TO GALWAY FOR SOUL OF HAITI FOUNDATION

    The EOY Team were among a 10 strong team from Ernst & Young that cycled from Dublin to Galway over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Departing from the GPO at 7.15am on Saturday morning and arriving in Galway at 16.00 on Sunday, Sarah O'Connor, Michael…

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    ERNST & YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR TRAVEL TO NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

    If you follow us on twitter @eoyireland you may have noticed that last week the EOY Team were in Notre Dame University, Indiana. The EOY CEO Retreat is this year taking place in multiple locations starting in Chicago, moving to Notre Dame University for t…

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