Groundbreaking ideas wanted from the best minds in UCD

Submit a groundbreaking idea for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and be in with a chance to win €3,000 worth of ‘One 4 All’ vouchers and a paid summer work placement with Bank of Ireland.

turn your idea into the next big thing

We’re looking for young entrepreneurs with powerful and innovative business ideas that can be put into practice for a good cause*
Be the difference for the Jack & Jill Foundation.


We want teams of 3 people to submit their groundbreaking business ideas in no more than 150 words by 15 February 2018 at 5pm. We’re looking for creativity, ease of activation, low financial risk and cost effectiveness.

*Open to teams of 3 UCD students. Closing date is the 15th February 2018 at 5pm


  • • The team with the best idea will receive a prize of €3,000 worth of ‘One 4 All’ vouchers

    • The most professional team will be offered a paid summer work placement in Bank of Ireland’s Risk, Corporate & Treasury and Retail divisions

    • Have the opportunity to be mentored or advised by some of the most successful Irish business leaders**

    • Shortlisted teams will benefit from the accolade of being the 2018 Bank of Ireland / UCD social entrepreneur challengers.

    • Make a life changing difference to Jack & Jill families throughout Ireland

    **Shortlisted teams will benefit from the accolade of being the 2018 Bank of Ireland / UCD Social Entrepreneur Challengers

Business Mentors for the 2018 Social Entrepreneur Challenge

Andrew Hetherington

Chief Executive, Business to Arts

Niall Anderton

Managing Director at Topaz Energy Ltd

Oliver Sutherland

Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer at Valeo Foods Group

Stuart McLaughlin

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