A winner has been announced for the Best Established Business award at the Dublin regional finals of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition. Conor O’Loughlin, co-founder of gym software start-up GloFox, was presented with his award by Pat Breen, TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection.
GloFox employ 42 people at their Sandyford base, from where they offer software solutions for the management of gyms and fitness studios and their clients. GloFox has a presence in 18 international markets and reports 65 per cent of their new business coming from activity in the United States.
Owen Laverty, Head of Enterprise in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown explained: “The search to find Ireland’s best young entrepreneur began back in August when we were deeply impressed with the high calibre of entries. After a very successful Enterprise Day, Bootcamp and County competition, I’m delighted that the considerable achievements of GloFox have been recognised at the Dublin regional level and will go forward to represent Team DLR at the national finals in early March. I would like to pay tribute to all the Team DLR IBYE participants, particularly our other regional finalists Jonny Cosgrove of meetingRoom.io and Caroline Gleeson of Bidrecruit for their hard work and commitment. It is safe to say that the future of enterprise and job creation in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is bright.”
Pictured above: IBYE National Finalist, Conor O’Loughlin of GloFox being presented with his award by Pat Breen, TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection.