More than 100 of Ireland’s best and brightest entrepreneurs travelled to Austin, Texas, and New York City for the annual EY Entrepreneur Of The Year CEO Retreat. The retreat took place from the 11th to the 17th of September and is the island of Ireland’s largest unofficial trade mission, specifically focused on fostering entrepreneurship.
Roscommon’s Michelle Daly of P&G Cards is a finalist in this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme and attended the event in the US.
The aim of the retreat was to support, inform, and challenge the entrepreneurs – a cohort that includes a mix of this year’s 25 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists and alumni – through inspirational talks from international, political, and thought leaders. The entrepreneurs spent the week between Austin and New York City, where they participated in an agenda of executive coaching and education, as well as sessions with the leaders of some of America’s most successful businesses.
Since its inception, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year community has grown to a tight-knit network of more than 585 alumni who harness each other’s wealth of experience, with three-quarters (75%) conducting business with one another. Together, the EOY alumni community generates revenues of €21 billion, and employs more than 170,000 people across the island of Ireland.
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Ireland programme is supported by Premium Corporate Sponsor Julius Baer International, and Government sponsors Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland. For further information, please visit eoy.ie.