Young Entrepreneur Programme (YEP) 2008/09
The Young Entrepreneur Programme (YEP) 2008/9 kicks off on 26 September with the Blue Sky Day featuring an impressive list of guest speakers including; Digicel CEO, Denis Oâ¿¿Brien, Oâ¿¿Brienâ¿¿s Sandwich Bars Founder, Brody Sweeney; Managing Director MB Funds, Lehman Brothers, Michael Brewster; teenage millionaires & Auctomatic founders, Patrick and John Collison; Dragonâ¿¿s Den stars and founders of ifoods.tv Niall Harbison and Sean Fee.
Now in its second year the Young Entrepreneur Programme, which is the brainchild of entrepreneur and Stockbyte founder Jerry Kennelly, has been developed by Institute of Technology, Tralee (IT, Tralee) and the Kerry Technology Park (KTP). The programme targets second and third level students and aims to foster and nurture a spirit of enterprise.
The Blue Sky Day gives participating students the opportunity to gain invaluable insights into the lives of leading entrepreneurs. The line-up has been tailored towards motivating and energising the student as well as imparting valuable knowledge.
Jerry Kennelly says: â¿¿The business environment in Ireland is changing rapidly and it is vital that we encourage home-grown industry to ensure future economic growth and competitiveness. In the current uncertain economic climate the YEP is a prime example of Irish education and business taking positive action. We are privileged to have such a high calibre of speakers mentoring the next generation.â¿
To learn more about the Young Entrepreneur Programme, please visit www.youngentrepreneur.ie
|| Subject |
|Neasa Fitzpatrick, Winner Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008
||What youâ¿¿ll get from the Young Entrepreneur Programme |
|Michael Brewster, Managing Director MB Funds, Lehman Brothers, New York,
||How I made my Wall Street dream come true|
| Brody Sweeney, Founder Oâ¿¿Brienâ¿¿s Sandwich Bars.
||The secret behind Oâ¿¿Brienâ¿¿s success|
|ifoods.tv founders, Niall Harbison and Sean Fee
||Our passion became our business|
|Conor Foley, CEO, Worldspreads
||The downturn? Weâ¿¿re loving it! |
|Jenni Timony, CEO, Doolittles
||The ten best kept secrets of starting a business|
|Denis Oâ¿¿Brien Founder and CEO, Digicel
||Building a business quickly and seizing the opportunity!|
|Neil Oâ¿¿Leary, CEO of Ion Equity
||The art of the deal |
|Patrick and John Collison, founders of Auctomatic
||The teenage millionaires |
|David Walsh and Niall Kelly of Netwatch
||How weâ¿¿ve made crime pay |
|Jacob Fruitfield Group Chairman, Michael Care
||Getting sacked made me an Entrepreneur |
|Donseed CEO, Vincent Lynch
||How Iâ¿¿m saving builders millions |
Young Entrepreneur milestones 2008-2009 Academic year
Blue Sky Day Friday 26th September, 2008.
Business Boot Camp Day Friday 30th January, 2009.
Business Plan Workshop Saturday 28th February, 2009.
Business Plan Submission Friday 13th March, 2009.
Examination Monday 23rd March, 2009.
Adjudication and Awards Ceremony Thursday 30th April, 2009.
For more information:
Brita Lyons, IT, Tralee: Tel: 066 719 1705