Local Enterprise Office announces Waterford’s Best Young Entrepreneurs

Daniel Connolly, Abby Wood and Conor Walsh named as Waterford’s best young entrepreneurs

As part of a nationwide search launched by Minister Heather Humphreys and Minister Pat Breen to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs (IBYE) for 2019, the winners and runners-up were announced at an awards ceremony in Dooley’s Hotel, hosted byLocal Enterprise Office Waterford on Friday, April 26th.

Chosen from 18 local finalists the winners and runners-up share a €50,000 investment fund and will go on to represent Waterford at the Regional Finals in June.

MC for the evening’s proceedings was WLRfm’s Damien Tiernan.

The ‘Best New Idea’ category, with a €7,000 investment fund, was won by WIT student Daniel Connolly, founder of Defynd.  Defynd is an online platform which will allow students to search words and terms and receive a list of academic definitions from published literature.  The runner-up award and €3,000 investment fund went to Bryan Hurley of Needy Insights.