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September 14th, 2015 8:19 PM

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A WEEK of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial experiences, took place in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) aimed at 14-16 year olds, where students explored entrepreneurship as a future career, during a fun and intensive programme.

The Annual CIT Enterprise Camp has continued to gain popularity as it is the only programme of its kind in Ireland.

The 25 students, from Cork city and county schools, were based in The Rubicon Centre, CIT’s on campus innovation centre, which allowed them to become immersed in an entrepreneurial environment.

The camp gives teenagers the skills, and confidence, to develop their entrepreneurial spirit while exploring the many benefits of not just ‘getting’ a job but ‘creating’ a job.

It was packed full of inspiring start-up stories from companies such as Tip Tap Tap, Clonakilty Black Pudding Company, Dog Day Media and Digihab.

An overview of the entrepreneur of the year programme by Ernst and Young, and an exciting trip to Logitech, allowed the group to gain diverse perspectives of today’s business world.

The final day saw the hard working students present their business ideas to a panel of experts and the CIT Enterprise Mascot, ‘ACE’.

Some of the ideas included self-repairing screens for phones, an app for scanning clothing styles, a smart fuel management system, a phone case that protects your earphones, and waterproof socks, all which showed true innovation and market potential. A session on financing your business and pricing your product was provided by the camp sponsor, Bank of Ireland, allowing the group to gain practical insight in to how to fund their future business ideas.

Gerard O’Donovan, head of School of Business at CIT said: ‘This was a great opportunity for students to learn about entrepreneurship in an environment dedicated to start-ups and emerging companies. The week was a great success and really motivating to see young people coming up with great ideas and being passionate about their ideas and having fun during the learning process.’

A WEEK of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial experiences, took place in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) aimed at 14-16 year olds, where students explored entrepreneurship as a future career, during a fun and intensive programme.

The Annual CIT Enterprise Camp has continued to gain popularity as it is the only programme of its kind in Ireland.

The 25 students, from Cork city and county schools, were based in The Rubicon Centre, CIT’s on campus innovation centre, which allowed them to become immersed in an entrepreneurial environment.

The camp gives teenagers the skills, and confidence, to develop their entrepreneurial spirit while exploring the many benefits of not just ‘getting’ a job but ‘creating’ a job.

It was packed full of inspiring start-up stories from companies such as Tip Tap Tap, Clonakilty Black Pudding Company, Dog Day Media and Digihab.

An overview of the entrepreneur of the year programme by Ernst and Young, and an exciting trip to Logitech, allowed the group to gain diverse perspectives of today’s business world.

The final day saw the hard working students present their business ideas to a panel of experts and the CIT Enterprise Mascot, ‘ACE’.

Some of the ideas included self-repairing screens for phones, an app for scanning clothing styles, a smart fuel management system, a phone case that protects your earphones, and waterproof socks, all which showed true innovation and market potential. A session on financing your business and pricing your product was provided by the camp sponsor, Bank of Ireland, allowing the group to gain practical insight in to how to fund their future business ideas.

Gerard O’Donovan, head of School of Business at CIT said: ‘This was a great opportunity for students to learn about entrepreneurship in an environment dedicated to start-ups and emerging companies. The week was a great success and really motivating to see young people coming up with great ideas and being passionate about their ideas and having fun during the learning process.’

A WEEK of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial experiences, took place in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) aimed at 14-16 year olds, where students explored entrepreneurship as a future career, during a fun and intensive programme.

The Annual CIT Enterprise Camp has continued to gain popularity as it is the only programme of its kind in Ireland.

The 25 students, from Cork city and county schools, were based in The Rubicon Centre, CIT’s on campus innovation centre, which allowed them to become immersed in an entrepreneurial environment.

The camp gives teenagers the skills, and confidence, to develop their entrepreneurial spirit while exploring the many benefits of not just ‘getting’ a job but ‘creating’ a job.

It was packed full of inspiring start-up stories from companies such as Tip Tap Tap, Clonakilty Black Pudding Company, Dog Day Media and Digihab.

An overview of the entrepreneur of the year programme by Ernst and Young, and an exciting trip to Logitech, allowed the group to gain diverse perspectives of today’s business world.

The final day saw the hard working students present their business ideas to a panel of experts and the CIT Enterprise Mascot, ‘ACE’.

Some of the ideas included self-repairing screens for phones, an app for scanning clothing styles, a smart fuel management system, a phone case that protects your earphones, and waterproof socks, all which showed true innovation and market potential. A session on financing your business and pricing your product was provided by the camp sponsor, Bank of Ireland, allowing the group to gain practical insight in to how to fund their future business ideas.

Gerard O’Donovan, head of School of Business at CIT said: ‘This was a great opportunity for students to learn about entrepreneurship in an environment dedicated to start-ups and emerging companies. The week was a great success and really motivating to see young people coming up with great ideas and being passionate about their ideas and having fun during the learning process.’

A WEEK of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial experiences, took place in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) aimed at 14-16 year olds, where students explored entrepreneurship as a future career, during a fun and intensive programme.

The Annual CIT Enterprise Camp has continued to gain popularity as it is the only programme of its kind in Ireland.

The 25 students, from Cork city and county schools, were based in The Rubicon Centre, CIT’s on campus innovation centre, which allowed them to become immersed in an entrepreneurial environment.

The camp gives teenagers the skills, and confidence, to develop their entrepreneurial spirit while exploring the many benefits of not just ‘getting’ a job but ‘creating’ a job.

It was packed full of inspiring start-up stories from companies such as Tip Tap Tap, Clonakilty Black Pudding Company, Dog Day Media and Digihab.

An overview of the entrepreneur of the year programme by Ernst and Young, and an exciting trip to Logitech, allowed the group to gain diverse perspectives of today’s business world.

The final day saw the hard working students present their business ideas to a panel of experts and the CIT Enterprise Mascot, ‘ACE’.

Some of the ideas included self-repairing screens for phones, an app for scanning clothing styles, a smart fuel management system, a phone case that protects your earphones, and waterproof socks, all which showed true innovation and market potential. A session on financing your business and pricing your product was provided by the camp sponsor, Bank of Ireland, allowing the group to gain practical insight in to how to fund their future business ideas.

Gerard O’Donovan, head of School of Business at CIT said: ‘This was a great opportunity for students to learn about entrepreneurship in an environment dedicated to start-ups and emerging companies. The week was a great success and really motivating to see young people coming up with great ideas and being passionate about their ideas and having fun during the learning process.’

A WEEK of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial experiences, took place in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) aimed at 14-16 year olds, where students explored entrepreneurship as a future career, during a fun and intensive programme.

The Annual CIT Enterprise Camp has continued to gain popularity as it is the only programme of its kind in Ireland.

The 25 students, from Cork city and county schools, were based in The Rubicon Centre, CIT’s on campus innovation centre, which allowed them to become immersed in an entrepreneurial environment.

The camp gives teenagers the skills, and confidence, to develop their entrepreneurial spirit while exploring the many benefits of not just ‘getting’ a job but ‘creating’ a job.

It was packed full of inspiring start-up stories from companies such as Tip Tap Tap, Clonakilty Black Pudding Company, Dog Day Media and Digihab.

An overview of the entrepreneur of the year programme by Ernst and Young, and an exciting trip to Logitech, allowed the group to gain diverse perspectives of today’s business world.

The final day saw the hard working students present their business ideas to a panel of experts and the CIT Enterprise Mascot, ‘ACE’.

Some of the ideas included self-repairing screens for phones, an app for scanning clothing styles, a smart fuel management system, a phone case that protects your earphones, and waterproof socks, all which showed true innovation and market potential. A session on financing your business and pricing your product was provided by the camp sponsor, Bank of Ireland, allowing the group to gain practical insight in to how to fund their future business ideas.

Gerard O’Donovan, head of School of Business at CIT said: ‘This was a great opportunity for students to learn about entrepreneurship in an environment dedicated to start-ups and emerging companies. The week was a great success and really motivating to see young people coming up with great ideas and being passionate about their ideas and having fun during the learning process.’

A WEEK of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial experiences, took place in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) aimed at 14-16 year olds, where students explored entrepreneurship as a future career, during a fun and intensive programme.

The Annual CIT Enterprise Camp has continued to gain popularity as it is the only programme of its kind in Ireland.

The 25 students, from Cork city and county schools, were based in The Rubicon Centre, CIT’s on campus innovation centre, which allowed them to become immersed in an entrepreneurial environment.

The camp gives teenagers the skills, and confidence, to develop their entrepreneurial spirit while exploring the many benefits of not just ‘getting’ a job but ‘creating’ a job.

It was packed full of inspiring start-up stories from companies such as Tip Tap Tap, Clonakilty Black Pudding Company, Dog Day Media and Digihab.

An overview of the entrepreneur of the year programme by Ernst and Young, and an exciting trip to Logitech, allowed the group to gain diverse perspectives of today’s business world.

The final day saw the hard working students present their business ideas to a panel of experts and the CIT Enterprise Mascot, ‘ACE’.

Some of the ideas included self-repairing screens for phones, an app for scanning clothing styles, a smart fuel management system, a phone case that protects your earphones, and waterproof socks, all which showed true innovation and market potential. A session on financing your business and pricing your product was provided by the camp sponsor, Bank of Ireland, allowing the group to gain practical insight in to how to fund their future business ideas.

Gerard O’Donovan, head of School of Business at CIT said: ‘This was a great opportunity for students to learn about entrepreneurship in an environment dedicated to start-ups and emerging companies. The week was a great success and really motivating to see young people coming up with great ideas and being passionate about their ideas and having fun during the learning process.’

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