Blueface Elevator launches competition for business start-ups
By Roisin Peddle
Budding entrepreneurs are invited to pitch their ideas for the next big thing to win Blueface Elevator 2012. This competition, launched by Ireland’s first dedicated business mobile service Blueface, will visit Carphone Warehouse on Shop Street on Saturday June 2.
Entrepreneurs will give a three-minute pitch to a panel of esteemed judges, and seven finalists from across Ireland will compete in the final at Carphone Warehouse on Grafton Street Dublin on July 14. The winner will receive €50,000 worth of prizes, including telephone services courtesy of Blueface, mobile handsets and tablets from Carphone Warehouse, advertising from Newstalk 106-108FM, PR services from Heneghan PR, and legal advice. The prize will enable the entrepreneur to start up his/her own business and realise his/her idea.
Alan Foy, CEO of Blueface, said the competition would help Irish start-ups to gain recognition.
“The Blueface Elevator 2012 contest is open to Irish start-ups and business people with innovative ideas in any sector of business. To qualify, companies must be less than five years old and any products or services being pitched must either be in beta or have spent less than one year on the market,” he explained.
“Our aim at Blueface is to help businesses cut costs and maximise efficiency by supplying cost-effective and innovative solutions for business communications. It is time Irish start-ups got a little recognition.”
To apply for Blueface Elevator 2012, entrants should submit a 100-word overview of their business idea, complete with contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for initial submissions is June 20. Competitiors should apply as early as possible to ensure they get an opportunity to present their ideas. Blueface Elevator will visit the Shop Street branch of Carphone Warhouse in Galway on June 2 between 12 noon and 2pm.
For more details on the competition, or to get involved in sponsorship or support, email email@example.com.