The eight finalists in the 2012 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards have been announced and featured in Business-Finance:
The shortlisted social entrepreneurs epitomise the spirit of the Irish people, who are stepping up and taking action to make Ireland a better place. The 2012 finalists have been chosen from nearly 200 applicants.(..)
At the announcement of the finalists, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s CEO Seán Coughlan said: “At a time when there is so much negativity in Ireland, it is humbling to see the spirit, passion and abilities of these people who have new solutions for some of our social problems. We know that these ideas have the potential to scale and grow, and we’re looking forward to working with each of them over the coming months to increase the impact that they have in Ireland.”
George Boyle and Fumbally Exchange were described as: “Affordable, flexible and collaborative workspaces for creative and design-focused professionals. Fumbally Exchange (FEx) is a creative movement that is transforming working practices, stimulating recovery and driving innovation in enterprise. Founded by architect George Boyle in the heart of Dublin’s Liberties in 2010, FEx inspires experienced professionals to grow or start new business in the fields of design and innovation. FEx provides creative workspaces in key locations and sectors, and runs mentoring, workshops, exhibitions, apprenticeships and other programmes. This allows creative and innovative professionals to focus on the opportunities around them and make work, together“.
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