The “Young Entrepreneur Programme and Awards” is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship as a natural career choice. It is our stated mission to help identify, inform, recognize and celebrate Kerry’s next generation of business leaders by fostering student entrepreneurship through a comprehensive training course, interaction with entrepreneurs, mentoring and a business plan competition.
The Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT), Kerry Technology Park, Jerry Kennelly (winner Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and former CEO of Stockbyte) and the Tom Crean Centre have pooled their expertise and resources to develop the Entrepreneur Programme aimed at 15-23 year olds in Kerry’s 2nd and 3rd level institutions.
The programme is very ambitious and includes:
1. Comprehensive and custom designed syllabus
2. Active involvement of key regional and national entrepreneurs in its design, implementation and evaluation
3. On-line support via dedicated website
4. Work books, website and business books for students
5. Training and resource packs for teachers
6. Prize Fund – top prize of €5,000 plus a number of runner-up prizes
Programme & Awards 2012.
Coláiste na Sceilge won the best school award, at the 2012 awards night recently held at the Malton Hotel, Thursday 3rd May.
|The Receipt Tree is an App. that allows you to receive electronic receipts on your smartphone instead of printing them out by using digital optical scanning technology.||Ms,Sharon Fitzgerald and Colm Healy(Skelligs Chocolates) and John Riordan, Business Consultant.||Erin Driscoll & Cillian O’Donovan.|
|Sail Away is a service that allows boat owners to dispose of vessels that are no longer sea worthy and recycle them in an environmentally friendly manner.||Ms,Sharon Fitzgerald and Colm Healy(Skelligs Chocolates) and John Riordan, Business Consultant.||Kayleigh Hussey|
|Troigh Aisling, meaning “Dream Feet” is an Irish dancing sock that helps and stop the irration of blisters occuring on the feet.||Ms,Sharon Fitzgerald and Colm Healy(Skelligs Chocolates) and John Riordan, Business Consultant.||Rebecca Galvin|
Other Successes at the YEP
Katie Pierce O Shea took part in the Young Entrepreneur Programme with her business idea of P-ROW-TECT Rowing Gloves which are currently the only rowing gloves in the world.
Her business has been very successful over the last few years. Katie’s gloves are currently on trial by the English Olympic Rowing Team for London Olympics 2012.