The Ernst and Young Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards are arguably one of the top accolades any aspiring young entrepreneur can win. This year, Limerick’s greatest entrepreneurial duo Patrick and John Collison have run away with the Entrepreneur of the Year. Their company Stripe is valued at 4.5 billion euro and both brothers currently reside in San Francisco . In addition to being selected as the overall winner of EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2015, Stripe also scooped top honours in the Best International Entrepreneur category.
Patrick Collison was born in Limerick and took his first coding course at University of Limerick at the age of 8. His brothers John and Tommy are also both social and technology entrepreneurs.
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