Two students Anneka O’ Donoghue (left) and Chloe Daly (right) from St. Vincent’s Secondary School applied and were chosen to participate in the course. The students worked in teams, experienced life in an entrepreneurial environment as they were guided through processes such as idea generation and identifying business potential. The week provided an insight into the life of an entrepreneur in a busy and inspiring environment. A series of guest speakers, along with frequent visits from the on-site start up, offered inspiration and motivation.
All students had to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges on the final day. They worked together learning how to think, plan and act like entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas.
“I enjoyed working with my team on our product. I am also a lot more confident giving public presentations. I’ve made new friends and I’d love to go there again in the future. I learned so much about setting up a business” – Chloe Daly
“I had a lot of fun there and learned a lot about Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Team Work. We met Colette Twomey, owner of Clonakilty Black Pudding who discussed business ideas with us. We even saw the Munster Rugby team train and helped entrepreneurs conduct market research. It was an enjoyable learning experience. Everyone was so nice to us and the others participating in the camp were lots of fun to work with. It was a great opportunity to be chosen for such an interesting and valuable course. I’m glad I took the opportunity!” – Anneka O’Donoghue