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Brothers behind Stripe named as EY Entrepreneur of the year

Brothers behind Stripe named as EY Entrepreneur of the year

October 23
10:16 2015
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Limerick brothers John and Patrick Collison are founders of Stripe

The two founders of Stripe, brothers John and Patrick Collison, were named as the EY Entrepreneur of the year in Dublin last night.

Over 1,500 business leaders from throughout Ireland and the world were in attendance at the awards event.

The competition’s 24 finalists collectively employ over 5,000 people and last year generated revenues exceeding €1.4 billion.

Founded in 2010 by the Limerick brothers, Stripe is a technology platform that developers use to build internet businesses.

As well as being selected as the overall winner of the EY Entrepreneur award, Stripe were named the EY International Entrepreneur of the year.

Anne Heraty, chairperson of this year’s judging panel spoke about what gave the company an edge over other finalists, “Stripe has disrupted the world of online payments, growing at an unprecedented pace for an Irish company in an industry that had previously been dominated by major players in the market.”

The Collisons will now go forward to represent Ireland at the World Entrepreneur of the year awards in Monte Carlo in June 2016 where they will compete with over 60 entrepreneurs from across the globe.

Also at last night’s event, Jack Dobson of Dunbia was named EY Industry Entrepreneur of the year, while Padraig McBride and Donald Fitzmaurice, of Brandtone, were named EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the year.

The winners were selected by an independent panel of judges chaired by Anne Heraty of CPL Resources. The panel also included previous EY Entrepreneur winners Michael Carey, Liam Casey, Terry Clune, Dr Ed Harty, Joe Hogan, Jerry Kennelly, Brian Long, Pat McDonagh and Denis O’Brien as well as representatives from Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland.

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