Irene Breen, Executive MBA student and 'mumpreneur' has fought off over 2,000 entries throughout the UK to win her section in the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship competition with her business, BellaMoon.
Launched in 2011 the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards has grown to be the UKs largest student and graduate business pitching competition who reward entrepreneurs by offering cash prizes, mentoring and start-up support and have so far given away more than £260,000 to start-ups and small businesses.
Irene Breen, Executive MBA student and 'mumpreneur' has fought off over 2,000 entries throughout the UK to win her catergory (Pre-Revenue) in the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship competition with her business, BellaMoon which is a new baby breastfeeding product which is coming to market soon. Irene traveled to London to compete in the final of the competition to a panel of judges including:
Irene went through a lengthy process to achieve this accolade.
Her Prizes include:
More info about the awards can be found here
Irene has also been quite successful locally, she recently won the ‘Best Emerging Business’ at the Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards - http://studententrepreneurawards.com/category/previous-winners/2017/ and has secured funding from Techstart NI and has recently become an Invest NI client.
Over the past year, she has been supported by the Enterprise Advisors in the SU as well as the team in the Santander branch located in the SU.
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