The Entrepreneurs Academy delivered Idea Generation workshop to @South South Cork Schools Enterprise Programme Innovation Day on Monday 24rd October to over 140 students and teachers as part of the Student Enterprise Awards Programme.
A fantastic day with some great ideas generated from inspiring entrepreneurs of the future.
The Student Enterprise Awards is the biggest enterprise competition for students in Ireland. It helps students to grasp real life skills associated with running a real enterprise including working as part of a team, managing production and finances, organizing a sales and marketing campaign and liaising directly with customers, judges and the media.
Over the 10 years the Enterprise Boards have run this competition they have seen some remarkable success stories with high levels of innovation, ingenuity and clever sales pitches. The Entrepreneurs Academy team are delighted to be involved in thsi initiative to ultimately get help get Ireland off it’s knees.
What is really striking is how confident young people are in presenting their final proposals with many teachers remarking that students often develop self-confidence as they work their way through the different stages of their business. This is particularly true when students are taken out of their normal school environment to deal with external stakeholders who can help them progress their business idea.
The competition compliments the business studies curriculum and is a rewarding experience for transition year students in particular, who have that bit more freedom to develop their business concepts to the fullest.
Introducing enterprise to students in such a relevant fashion can only help to create more entrepreneurs in the future.
Some feedback received from some of the teachers already from yesterdays session in Cork ….
“…Once again thank you for a wonderful informative and motivational day for the students……. they love the whole experience and it will make our work much easier. Well done for the wonderful organised day. Well done!!…”
“…I just wanted to pass on our thanks for today. It was a great day, really well organised and an excellent opportunity for the students to learn and become involved in preparing for their mini company. Many thanks from both the students and myself. I look forward to speaking with you again….”
Further details on the programme can be found here :- www.studententerprise.ie
Facebook page for the South Cork Schools Enterprise Programme – Here