IADT Entrepreneurs Shortlisted for National Entrepreneurial Awards

IADT are delighted to announce that five Entrepreneurship students and graduates were nominated recently for national awards. The nominations span a wide range of prestigious awards and celebrate entrepreneurial talent and spirit.

The IADT nominees are:

Grace O’Sullivan and Ellen Weber, Year 4 Students

Business: Glitz n’Pieces

Award: Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur – ‘Best Start-up Business’ - South Dublin.

Grace O’Sullivan and Ellen Weber
Grace O’Sullivan and Ellen Weber

Nicki Hoyne, Graduate

Business: My Shining Armour

Award: IMAGE Businesswoman Of The Year Awards 2016 – Start-Up category.

"The practical experience I learnt at IADT have been invaluable and definitely stood to me more than a traditional university education would have. To this day (9 years after I graduated) I still feel part of the IADT community. It is so encouraging as an entrepreneur to have lecturers, past pupils and current students rooting for you to succeed. It is a credit to the Institute." Nicki Hoyne.

Nicki Hoyne
Nicki Hoyne

Eoin Dixon Murphy, Graduate

Businesses: Craft Digital and CASTLE33

Award: Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur - ‘Best Start-up Business’ - Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at IADT. From studying, socialising and making great new contacts, I truly believe IADT has been a huge contributing factor to my entrepreneurial success to date. 

My digital marketing agency Craft Digital was shortlisted for Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur - Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Craft Digital is a digital marketing agency that focuses on the craft beer and artisan food movement in Ireland. My journey throughout the IBYE competition was really worthwhile and I would highly recommend getting involved.” Eoin Dixon Murphy.

Eoin Dixon Murphy
Eoin Dixon Murphy

Pauline Fitzgerald, Graduate

Business: Woof Stuff

Award: 'Agribusiness of the Year - Emerging' category.

Pauline Fitzgerald
Pauline Fitzgerald