Kyle heads to Google HQ for IBYE final

This Sunday will see popular Boyle man Kyle McLoughlin battle it out with the top young business people in the country in the final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition.

Kyle’s software development company Posude is a finalist in the Best Start Up Business Category.

The competition will take place at a ticket only event in Google’s European Headquarters in Dublin.

Judging day was held yesterday (Thursday) in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in Dublin when the national finalists pitched their business plans to the judges ahead of the main event on Sunday.

The decision as to who will become Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur will be made by the judging panel at Sunday’s ceremony.

Speaking to last evening, an excited Kyle said he was delighted at his earlier five minute pitch and twenty minute Q&A.

“I gave it my best today”. “I am now down to the last eight in my category and on Sunday, that will be reduced further to three, with those three having to give a 90 second pitch to the judges live on stage.” explained Kyle.

Kyle went on to say that his business is growing every day.

“ is flying it, with new schools and teachers coming on stream daily”

” We have also recently launched a new platform  – Pharmacist Link – which has been developed with the Irish Pharmacy Union to help find locums” said Kyle.

The well known and likeable Boyle man concluded by thanking a number of people.

” I would like to use this opportunity to thank all my friends in Boyle and elsewhere and my family members for their good wishes and support”. “It is really appreciated”. “I would also like to thank Louise Ward and everyone in Roscommon Local Enterprise Office who have been a tremendous help”.

The IBYE competition judging panel is made up  of Paddy Flynn, Google: Eugene Forde, Department of Jobs, Orla Martin, Head of Enterprise, LEO Offaly; Niall O’Donnellan, Enterprise Ireland; Brian Crowley, CEO of TTM Healthcare and Sarah Doyle, CEO of Kinesense.

The contestants will be marked under criteria such as innovation, market opportunity, ability to deliver key commercial milestones, economic impact, and quality of application and business plan.

Everyone in Boyle will be keeping their fingers crossed for Kyle on Sunday.

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