Nationwide Call for Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Rose of Tralee, Charmaine Kenny, Breda O'Dwyer(IT, Tralee) & Michael Carey Irelandâ¿¿s Top Business People Join Forces to Drive Pioneering â¿¿Endeavourâ¿¿ Programme 

Some of the country⿿s biggest business names have teamed up to give one-to-one support to ⿿the next generation of Irish Entrepreneurs⿝ as part of a pioneering programme announced today.

â¿¿Endeavourâ¿¿, the brainchild of the Institute of Technology , Tralee (ITT) and Shannon Developmentâ¿¿s Kerry Technology Park , is offering ten aspiring entrepreneurs the dream launch pad to bring their business concept to life and is now looking for applications nationally and internationally. 

Irelandâ¿¿s next potential powerhouse entrepreneurs have just three weeks to get their application together to book their seat on Endeavour where winning candidates will join an intensive seven-month fast-track programme based at Kerry Technology Park, and culminating in an International Funding Showcase next April. 

Each of the ten winners will be personally mentored one to one by such global names in the business world as Chairman of the Choice Hotels Group Frankie Whelehan, Chief Executive of DAFT Eamonn Fallon, Founder of Worldspreads Group PLC Conor Foley and Executive Chairman of Jacob Fruitfield Group Michael Carey. 

â¿¿We want to hear from people with a great business concept that is globally scaleable, can work, and is capable of growing to sales in excess of €5 million in five years,⿝ says Endeavour Programme Manager Breda Oâ¿¿Dwyer.

â¿¿If thatâ¿¿s you then just log on to the Endeavour website and you could be making your business a reality.

â¿¿Winning applicants will be thoroughly briefed on all the fundamentals of creating and sustaining a successful business by Irelandâ¿¿s top business people, as well as having open access to all the research and development facilities of IT, Tralee and Kerry Technology Park.⿝ 

Following on from the hugely successful Young Entrepreneur Programme, the launch of Endeavour reinforces Kerryâ¿¿s positioning as the breeding ground of Irelandâ¿¿s entrepreneurs and offers successful applicants access to the countryâ¿¿s top Finance, Communications, Sales, HR, Technology, Legal and Marketing experts.