Cully & Sully are looking for students to replicate their success story.


    Are you a budding food entrepreneur?

    GIY (Grow it Yourself) have teamed up with Cully & Sully, one of Ireland’s biggest food business success stories to create the GROW 2 CEO campaign to foster a spirit of food entrepreneurship in Irish secondary schools.
    They want students to replicate the Cully & Sully success story by using their class grown food to create a recipe, name it, and pitch it to them as a food business of the future. The competition will take place over 6 weeks and comprise of 4 challenges.


    Through this initiative, growing kits will be delivered to 21,000 students across the country that apply to take part in the 2018 competition. The kits will include everything the students need to grow vegetables including the seeds, pots and soil plenty of expert growing tips from GIY and lots of SOUPort from Cully & Sully. 

    The five most impressive teams will be invited to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitch scenario at the home of GIY, GROW HQ in Waterford on May 18, 2018, where the winning duo will be selected and crowned ‘GROW 2 CEO’ Champions.

    The prizes:

    There will be one overall prize of €5000 which consists of a €3000 vegetable garden for the winning school, 2 iPADs for the winning students, and an overnight stay in Ballymaloe House for the winning teacher.

    Registration for participation in the competition is open from November 8th, 2017 until February 28th, 2018 with the grand final set to take place at GROW HQ on May 18th, 2018.

    School students and teachers planning to participate in this nationwide competition can now sign up to take part via

    For more information, check out, or follow the hashtag #GROW2CEO.


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