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Antrim and Newtownabbey business ideas competition

3 October 2017

Entrepreneurs in Antrim and Newtownabbey encouraged to enter business ideas competition 

Antrim Enterprise Agency is running its Business Idea Competition giving entrepreneurs across Antrim and Newtownabbey the chance to showcase their ideas. Entrants have the chance to win cash and business support to the value of £10,000.

Antrim Enterprise agency are seeking individuals who have new business ideas which stand out from the competition. Their ideas should offer an element of innovation in the product or service and how they will reach their customer base.  Entrants do not have to have a firm business plan in place but should have validated their idea with market research

Competition details
The deadline for the competition is the 20 October 2017. A panel of business experts will shortlist and be at the finale to quiz the finalists.

The competition finale will take place in the Old Courthouse on 14 November 2017.

There are three prizes up for grabs:

  • first place - £1,500 sponsored by Bank of Ireland UK
  • second place -  £1,000 funded by Antrim Enterprise Agency
  • third place - £750 funded by Antrim Enterprise Agency 

In addition, one year business support is being provided to each of the winners to the total value of £6,750 from the enterprise agency.

To enter the competition, contact the Antrim Enterprise Agency on Tel: 0800 020 9712 or Email: