University Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The UCC Entrepreneur of the Year Awards aims to nurture creativity and hone entrepreneurial skills, by encouraging UCC students to express their entrepreneurial flair and develop novel ideas for a new business. With significant cash prizes, get a team together for this most exciting challenge.

The Awards are coordinated by all of the relevant stakeholders in UCC, including the UCC Entrepreneurial and Social Society (E&S) and the Business School, UCC.  

Generously sponsored by the Cork City & County Local Enterprise Offices, the College of Business and Law, Enterprise Ireland, the UCC Entrepreneur of the Year Awards has a prize fund of €5,000.  This will inspire UCC students from all academic disciplines to realise their entrepreneurial ambitions. All you need to do is demonstrate to the judges that your business idea is viable, well thought out and well researched, and you could be on your way to winning.

Top Prizes

  • €3,000 — University Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • €1,000 — Most Technologically Innovative Idea
  • €500    — Emerging and Dynamic Award
  • €500    — Merit Award
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