Happy Magazine awarded Best Start-Up Business Runner Up at IBYE 2019

I was absolutely delighted to be awarded Best Start-Up Business Runner Up prize last night in the South Dublin Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur!

It was an incredible experience which ran over the last few weeks and included a business workshop, a 2-day business plan bootcamp, meeting other entrepreneurs, writing a 5 year business plan for Happy Magazine and then finally pitching to the judges in a Dragon’s Den-style final yesterday.

I was absolutely honoured that the Judging Panel recognised Happy Magazine as an inspiring Start-Up Business and feel really positive and motivated for the future!

Taking part in IBYE 2019 has helped me develop a meaningful roadmap for the future of Happy Magazine and is something I would highly recommend to anyone with a new business in Ireland.

Thank you so much to the Local Enterprise Office South Dublin team for all the support and encouragement so far, and a very special thank you to my family and friends for all their support and encouragement through the competition. Hooray!


  1. Tracey Griffin Benson
    2 May, 2019 / 4:06 pm

    Absolutely fabulous news holly. Huge congratulations 💗💗💗💗💗

  2. Elfreda
    3 May, 2019 / 8:18 am

    Well done Holly! Congrats!!!

  3. 5 May, 2019 / 10:08 am

    Brilliant news Holly!

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