EY Unveils Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Shortlist

22 May 2015 | 02.19 pm

EY Unveils Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Shortlist

22 May 2015 | 02.19 pm

Accountancy firm EY has named the 24 businesses that have been shortlisted for this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme. The finalists include Stripe founders, Patrick and John Collison.
EY’s Kevin McLoughlin commented: “It is particularly heartening to see the diversity within this year’s shortlist, including a number of strong female candidates and entrepreneurs under the age of 30.”

The 24 finalists will join 100 entrepreneurs – all previous EY finalists – for a week-long CEO Retreat to Berlin and Munich in June.

Focused on the future of industry, the CEO Retreat will include executive education with the European School of Management and Technology; site visits to the biggest names in German industry, including the BMW headquarters; and masterclasses with the decision makers at the helm of Germany’s most successful start-ups and globally renowned indigenous companies.

Three category winners and an overall winner will be selected in October 2015. Last year’s winner Mark Roden, founder of Ding, represents Ireland at World Entrepreneur Of The Year in Monaco in June.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Finalists

EMERGING CATEGORY
Agile Networks – Darragh Richardson
Amelio Group – Catherine O’Neill
Boxever – Dave O’Flanagan
Brandtone – Donald Fitzmaurice and Padraig McBride
Brite:Bill – Alan Coleman
Drop – Ben Harris
IIS Group – Morgan Browne
X-Bolt Orthopaedics – Brian Thornes

INDUSTRY CATEGORY
TyreCheck – Michael O’Dwyer
Cartoon Saloon – Paul Young, Nora Twomey and Tomm Moore
CD Group – Terry Knox
Dunbia – Jack Dobson
Greene Farm Foods – Kenneth Greene
Integrity Solutions – Eoin Goulding
Merlyn Industries – Michael Hoyne
Steeltech Sheds – Sean Brett

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY
Crest Solutions – Frank Madden
Diona – Graham Stubbs
PlanNet21 – Denise Tormey
SOSventures – Sean O’Sullivan
StatSports – Alan Clarke
Stripe – Patrick & John Collison
Vita Liberata – Alyson Hogg
Vizor – Ross Kelly & Conor Crowley.

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