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SEI's €500k awards

IRELAND'S most ambitious entrepreneurs are invited to enter a funding awards programme worth €500,000.

The Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) 2013 Awards programme, sponsored by DCC plc, provides funding to eight social entrepreneurs and €250,000 in professional consultation.

Three social entrepreneurs will be awarded the top level Impact Award and a further five will receive the Elevator Award.

The selection process will include a bootcamp in March, where shortlisted candidates will pitch their ideas to change Ireland leading to interviews from which eight finalists will be chosen.

Closing date for applications is February 18.