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Our Sponsors

The organisers of the Bolton Trust / DIT Student Enterprise competition would like to thank our sponsors without whom this competition would not be possible.


This year is the third year of AIB’s involvement with the The Bolton Trust / DIT Student Enterprise Competition competition in a sponsorship role which is part of a 3 year sponsorship agreement.  The Student Enterprise Competition is an innovative way of encouraging would-be entrepreneurs to put into practice all that they have learned on their college course and develop a business plan - which of course is vital in terms of  the essentials for any successful business.  "We have a dedicated SME Specialist from our AIB 1-4 Lr Baggot Street branch who has been available to advise students on preparing their business plan" said John Kelly, AIB.  
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The Bolton Trust encourages and promotes new business enterprise in Ireland and are an independent voluntary trust actively committed to assisting people create sustainable business.

The Bolton Trust was established in 1986 by staff of the Dublin Institute of Technology, and currently has over 200 members. This membership is largely drawn from the various disciplines of DIT, Ireland's largest third-level technological Institute, and also from Ireland's entrepreneurial community. The expertise of the Trust can be mobilised to help budding entrepreneurs to create new business enterprise. Visit website here..


Hothouse is the award winning Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre at Dublin Institute of Technology. A magnetic energy hub, Hothouse draws in entrepreneurial and academic talent, ignites creativity and provides a dynamic environment to fast-track businesses and technologies to commercial success. 

Hothouse assists: 
• Entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses 
• Business Leaders to find technologies, research partners, and funding 
• Investors to find high potential opportunities 
• DIT staff and students to commercialise their Intellectual Property (IP).

So, if you are interested in starting or growing your business, participating in research, developing cutting edge technology, or commercialising your intellectual property, Hothouse can assist you. Hothouse has unparalleled expertise, skills and resources to help you achieve your ambitions. Find out more here....


The Enterprise Ireland Think Outside the Box Awards offer third level students from all academic disciplines and courses of study the opportunity to realise their entrepreneurial ambitions. All you need to do is demonstrate to the judges that your business idea is viable, well thought out and well researched, and you could be on your way to winning!

This year the Think Outside the Box initiative is also providing sponsorship for the DIT Bolton Trust Student Entrepreneurship competition.