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OVERVIEW

Have you ever seen an inspirational entrepreneur and thought “I wish that was me”, except you’re not quite sure how exactly to make it happen?

Well, here’s your chance.

Over the years, our Leaders of Tomorrow competition has helped hundreds of budding entrepreneurs build their start-ups into substantial businesses. But this year, we want to help you from the get go!

So, if you only have the seeds of a great thought, or even nothing at all… read on to find out how we can help you identify a big idea, and even better, turn it into a reality!

WHO WE’RE
LOOKING FOR

Students of business, design, engineering or technology in third level education who:

  • Relish a challenge and love stretching their imagination
  • Think creatively to challenge the norm
  • Use technology to come up with impactful solutions
  • Have the skills to spot an opportunity
  • Enjoy working in a team
  • Are adventurous!

WHY SHOULD I TAKE PART?

You’ll get to create, design and launch a business from scratch
We’ll even help you find the big idea!

You’ll learn from the best
Accenture leaders will be on hand with international business expertise and mentorship tailored specifically to your idea.

Your business network will be second to none
Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) connects you to a wide range of influential global business leaders, as well as the very impressive LOT alumni.

You’ll have a lot of fun
Your idea will come to life before your eyes, you’ll be guided every step of the way, you’ll collaborate with all kinds of people and… you’ll be on your way to becoming your own boss.

THE PRIZE

As well as the prestige that comes with being chosen as overall winner, you’ll also receive:

Cash prize

Cash prize for your new company’s use
*See Terms & Conditions

Start to finish mentorship

Start to finish mentorship and guidance from Accenture executives

Choice of 2 tickets

Choice of 2 tickets to Web Summit OR a stand at the Dublin Tech Summit

THE JOURNEY TO SUCCESS

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ROUND 1 – DISCOVER AND APPLY

First, attend one of our Leaders of Tomorrow events on the IADT, Smurfit Business School or DIT campuses. (see 'How Do I Apply' for more)


Each campus event will involve:

1. Hearing from a successful Leaders of Tomorrow entrepreneur.

2. Participating in team breakouts.

3. Engaging in an interactive problem-solving activity.

4. Pitching your solution to the other teams, for a chance to win €500 in cash.

5. Applying for Round 2.

**It’s worth noting, attendance and participation at this event will considerably increase your chances of getting through to Round 2. **




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ROUND 2 – GETTING TO THE BIG IDEA

Here’s where it gets exciting! Successful applicants will attend a one day creative hustle, where they’ll team up with other talented individuals and develop a big idea. The best ones will go through to the next round.




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ROUND 3 – THE ACADEMY

Bravo! Your idea got through! You and your team will now attend Accenture’s Entrepreneur Academy - a series of interactive, specialised workshops that focus on developing the core competencies essential for any entrepreneur. Your idea will also be developed further to see if it’s a worthy contender for the final.




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ROUND 4 – THE FINAL

Now it’s time to really impress! All teams in the final will showcase their ideas to business leaders, academics and members of the start-up community. A distinguished judging panel will then choose the winning idea.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Applications for the 2018 competition are now closed.

Please keep an eye on this page and our social channels for updates on when Leaders of Tomorrow will reopen.

BE INSPIRED…

Find out more colourful insights into the competition and entrepreneurship on our blog.

Here’s what our most recent Leaders of Tomorrow winners had to say:

IZZY WHEELS (2017)

A range of stylish wheel covers that express a wheelchair user’s individuality and personality.

"The Leaders of Tomorrow Awards has been such an incredible experience from start to finish.

It's such a brilliant opportunity to meet likeminded entrepreneurs, network with industry leaders and attend outstanding workshops.

Meeting with so many exciting and inspirational people really gave us the valuable insights that brought our business to the next level. Winning the competition has rocket launched our business and opened up so many doors for us.”

- Ailbhe & Izzy Keane, Founders, www.izzywheels.com

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GASGON MEDICAL (2016)

Unique and innovative medical devices designed to improve patient safety and support medical professionals during common procedures.

“The Leaders of Tomorrow award is a gamechanger. Having the support of Accenture behind my start-up business is very powerful as I navigate the next steps of development. It has opened doors to industry leaders, giving me opportunities previously unattainable and the confidence to keep developing both my business and myself. Every ambitious student or graduate should look to grab this unique opportunity with both hands!”

- Vincent Forde, Founder, Gasgon Medical

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GROOPEZE (2015)

A system that reinvents the group booking process so it’s hassle free to plan, manage and pay for group bookings online.

“We have been around the start-up scene a while and the Leaders of Tomorrow competition really stands out for several reasons – its structure, the resources put into every stage and the network of high-calibre business people we were introduced to. The competition should definitely be marked in every student and recent graduate’s calendar.”

- Darragh Kirby, Founder, www.groopeze.com

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

*For company use upon setting up a limited company. The winner will have 6 months after competition end to claim this.