Shortlist for 2015 David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Award

David_ManleyArts, Business and Social entrepreneurs all of whom are less than 3 years in operationare vying for the title, “2015 David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Award”! The overall winner will be announced at a ceremony in the offices of Mason, Hayes & Curran on Tuesday 17th February 2015, and will take home a prize package of cash and mentoring worth over €100,000. The three finalists in the arts category are:

  • Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan, MART.
    MART is a platform for new and emerging creatives and artists, it provides a physical working environment and imparts knowledge and education. MART is based in Rathmines, Dublin;
  • Bebhinn Flood, The Design House.
    The Design House brings designers, craftspeople and artists together under one roof and offers customers a wide array of high quality design and retail products and services. It is based in Dawson Street, Dublin.
  • Sarah Davis-Goff & Lisa Coen, Tramp Press.
    Tramp Press is an independent publisher which is changing the landscape of what Irish publishing is capable of accomplishing, and in so doing, brings great new writing to readers.

The overall winner and winner in each of the Arts, Business and Social categories will be announced at a ceremony in the offices of Mason, Hayes & Curran on Tuesday 17th February 2015 by Dr. Chris Horn, chair of the panel of judges and guest speaker, Emma Manley, Owner and Creative Director of Manley.

The winner of 2015′s Emerging Entrepreneur Award will take home a prize package worth over €100,000 – comprising of €10k in cash and mentoring and consultancy services from a range of companies. The €100,000 mentoring and consultancy services are provided by Deloitte, Business & Finance, Crowe Horwath, Enterprise Ireland’s Mentor Network, Content Kings, grainne byrne PR, Image Now, Islandbridge Brand Direction, Kendlebell, Mason Hayes & Curran, Newmarket Consulting, and Thesaurus Software.

In addition to first prize, each category winner receives €1,000 in cash. During 2015, all 9 finalists will be invited to a number of workshops organised by the David Manley Awards committee on Marketing, Finance, Legal and Management.

Judges for the David Manley Media Award are Dr. Chris Horn, Professor Thomas Cooney, Professor in Entrepreneurship, Dublin Institute of Technology, and Nicola Byrne, Founder & CEO, 11890.

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