Inspiring Entrepreneurs of the Future

Inspiring Entrepreneurs of the Future Student Conference 

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Students from all over South Cork made their way to the Nexus Centre at CIT on Tuesday 24th for an action packed day of events. The main theme was inspiration, as the students listened to the story of the journeys of several successful entrepreneurs, who took the stage at the venue in a conference setting, specifically designed for the young entrepreneurs.

Local Enterprise Office South Cork hosted and designed the event which also included a host of activities and talks from some of Cork’s raft of high potential start ups, giving a great insight into the nuts and bolts of starting a cutting edge business.

Ciara McGee, Business Adviser, LEO South Cork, commented; we are thrilled to have over 300 students from secondary schools all over South Cork region registered for our inspirational conference.  We believe students will come away feeling energised about entrepreneurship and confident as they continue to develope their ideas and businesses through their involvement in the Student Enterprise Programme.

It wasn’t all about sitting back and listening to other’s adventures in business. The young people themselves got the chance to take centre stage as they got tips and pitched their ideas to an attentive audience and a panel of expert judges.

The conference is just one of the events packed into this year’s student enterprise programme and the students of South Cork are working very hard on the mini companies they are developing. The process will lead to the regional finals in March at which the teams will be picked to represent the region in the nationals in Dublin.

Events like this give young people the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship as a real career option and the level of participation and engagement bodes well for the future.