A former Connacht Rugby star has been named Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) for 2018. Conor O’Loughlin and his company Glofox, a gym management software system, took home the top award at the event after also winning his national category, Best Established Business, and securing a total investment fund of €40,000. Funding for the competition is provided through Enterprise Ireland.
Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen T.D., announced the winner in front of 360 guests at the IBYE National Final, held at Google’s European Headquarters in Dublin.
Speaking at the final, O’Loughlin said: “This is fantastic and such a huge shock considering the calibre of business and entrepreneurs here today. I can’t quite believe it looking around at the competition but I have to thank my Local Enterprise Office Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and Enterprise Ireland who have been a huge help to me right from the start and without whom I wouldn’t be standing here today.”
Pictured above: Conor O’Loughlin, CEO, Glofox
Photo by: Mark Stedman