Irish entrepreneurial spirit in EU
AN IRISH firm is in the running for a prestigious European award.
Established in 2012 to drive entrepreneurship in the south west, Cork Innovates is up for a European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) which recognises public bodies and public-private partnerships which support entrepreneurship.
The number of start-ups in Cork has almost doubled since then, from 800 in 2012 to 1,542 in 2013.
"I am thrilled that Cork innovates will represent Ireland, as a finalist in the award category 'promoting the entrepreneurial spirit' and that it is getting such prominent European recognition," said Siobhan Finn, of Cork innovates (pictured above).
"We, as a group, are firmly committed to building on the entrepreneurial environment through mutual engagement and alignments with external stakeholder groups, supporting entrepreneurs and the extended business community," she added.
Winners will be announced at in Naples, Italy, in October,