By Brian Martin on May 14, 2012 in Business

Submit an amazing idea to now to be in with a chance of winning €50,000 worth of services for your business!

Exciting day for us at Blueface today as we officially launched our ‘Blueface Elevator’ competition! This competition invites Irish-based start-ups with innovative ideas to give a three-minute pitch of their big idea, with a massive prize valued at €50,000 for the most original idea that also has strong commercial potential. The competition will be held in Carphone Warehouse stores around Ireland from mid-May onwards and the final will be held on the 14th of July at Carphone Warehouse Grafton Street, Dublin 2. There, seven finalists selected from the nationwide search will compete for an amazing prize that includes telephony services, mobile handsets and tablets, advertising, public relations and legal advice.

Blueface Elevator is open to start-ups, entrepreneurs and businesspeople with innovative ideas in any sector of business. Eligible companies must be less than five years old and any products or services being pitched must either be in beta or have spent less than one year on the market.

To apply, entrants should submit a 100 word overview of their business idea, their contact details, and the date/location they wish to apply for to The closing date for initial submission is 20th June but entrants are advised to submit their proposals as early as possible, to ensure that they get an opportunity to present their idea at one of the competition locations.

For more information about the application process, please contact

Blueface Elevator will take place at locations nationwide on the following dates:

  • Saturday 19th May Carphone Warehouse DROGHEDA Scotch Hall @12-2pm
  • Saturday 2nd June Carphone Warehouse GALWAY Shop Street @ 12-2pm
  • Saturday 9th June Carphone Warehouse CORK Patrick Street @ 12-2pm
  • Saturday 16th June Carphone Warehouse KILKENNY MacDonagh Junction @ 12-2pm
  • Saturday 23rd June Carphone Warehouse LIMERICK Crescent Shopping Centre @ 12-2pm
  • Saturday 30th June Carphone Warehouse DUBLIN Dundrum @ 12-2pm
  • Saturday 7th July Carphone Warehouse CARRICK on SHANNON @ 12-2pm

Make sure you come along to an event near you, either to present or just to get a look at some of the great entrepreneurial and business ideas on show!

Blueface Elevator 2012 is made possible by a number of key sponsors; Blueface, Carphone Warehouse, Newstalk FM and Heneghan PR. Blueface would be happy to hear from local companies who would like to get involved in support or sponsorship. To contact us, please contact Janelle at Blueface on 01-5242017 or email

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