WIN the Ultimate Entrepreneur Prize; GetStarted18! 

REPUBLIC OF WORK are proud to announce we are running a city wide competition to give one new business idea a leg up in their efforts to get started. The broad idea is to generate some real positivity online for people thinking about starting their own businesses using the #GetStarted18 and show them the breath of supports available to them in the Cork business community.  

Entrants will be asked to record a one minute video of their business pitch, post it online using the hashtag #GetStarted18 and complete the online form below. Our panel will then select the top three entries to pitch in person at April’s BUILT IN CORK event on April 12th.

Competition entries will be accepted for three weeks, from Wednesday March 14th until midnight on Thursday 5th April.

REPUBLIC OF WORK will contact finalists on Monday April 9th to let them know they are through to the final pitch on the evening of Thursday April 12th.

↓ Terms & Conditions Apply

  • Entrants must upload a one minute video and complete the online form on the REPUBLIC OF WORK website to be ‘entered’ in the competition.
  • No cash alternatives are available to substitute any part of the competition prize.
  • Videos must be uploaded online to a social media platform using #GetStarted18 video link must be included in the competition form online.
  • Private videos will be accepted however a password must be submitted within the online form to REPUBLIC OF WORK for access by our judging panel.
  • Competition entries will be accepted for three weeks, from Wednesday March 14th until midnight on Thursday 5th April. After April 5th no further entries to the competition will be accepted.
  • Entrants must be available to pitch on 12th April at the BUILT IN CORK event to qualify.
  • The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material both online and offline, as well as their entry.
  • REPUBLIC OF WORK reserves the right to amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice however any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by REPUBLIC OF WORK.
  • By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, any other Social Network. You are providing your information to REPUBLIC OF WORK and not to any other party.

To Enter: Record & upload a 1minute video pitch and  complete the online form below!



Your Prize Package:

  • One Year Premium Membership at REPUBLIC OF WORK on one of our Dedicated Desks (Value €4,750), including all member perks and unlimited free coffee from Nespresso
  • Marketing Consultancy with Fuller Marketing (valued at €2,500)
  • Your first year’s Finance & Accounting covered by Buckley Kiely & Company
  • One Year Legal Support from Sweeney Solicitors
  • Business mentoring from REPUBLIC OF WORK CEO DC Cahalane, as well as board member’s Pat Phelan, Dan Kiely, Linda Kiely.
  • A Premium HP Laptop, from HP & PFH
  • Top of the range iPad from CompuB
  • BulletHQ online Accounting Software Package (advanced invoicing, online payroll, tax returns, courses & community membership)
  • Project Management Software from
  • Promotional Video filmed & edited by AV3 Media
  • RedFM Red Business Podcast interview with Jonathan Healy
  • Company Signage with B2B Signs
  • Business cards designed & printed with B2B Print
  • Unlimited worldwide calls with Cork number for 12mts from VTSL
  • Starter pack of 3 Breakthrough Sessions with Saskia Kremer

If you or any business you know would like to add to the prize package, just drop us a line at or tweet us using the hashtag #getstarted18

Your Entry: 

Name *
Upload your video to any social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube) using #GetStarted18 and paste the link here! If your link is private please include a password in the notes below.

Good Luck  - Team ROWCork!