A YOUNG Kinsale entrepreneur is in with a chance of being chosen as one of ten Nissan Generation Next ambassadors for a year.
Twenty-three-year-old Max Doyle, from Knockduff in Kinsale, was one of 1,000 applicants for the ambassador programme and has been selected among the 20 finalists for the public voting section on www.nissangenerationnext.ie.
The top seven vote-getters after the June 28th deadline will become ambassadors while a further three will be chosen by a judging panel.
Max is the creator of One For Ireland, which aims to change the way charities are funded and to bridge the generational gap that exists in philantropy.
‘One for Ireland offers everyone the chance to give €1 for one cause on one day,’ Max said. ‘We brought people together to raise €210,000 this year and I know we can achieve a target of €1m in 2017.
Max is a serial entrepreneur whose achievements include being named as Trinity College Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 and being named by the Web Summit in 2014 as one of the top 100 future worldwide leaders. He speaks French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
His immediate goals are to develop a partnership with five organisations for the coming year and to work towards raising €1m for either homelessness or mental health in a single day in April, 2017.
Max also plans to expand internationally and to take the unique fundraising model to London in early 2017.
Max is following in the footsteps of Skibbereen’s Olympic hopefuls, rowers Paul and Gary O’Donovan, who became Nissan Generation Next ambassadors in 2015.