Tuesday August 4, 2020

Inventive students do the business

Young Irish innovators met potential investors last week in a student-led initiative, write Adrian Weckler and Philip Connolly.

31st March, 2012
Students involved in setting up the Irish University Entrepreneurship Forum: Alastair Nolan, Padraig O'Connor, Eoin Callaghan, Michael Magee, Kevin Glynn, Lucy McLean, Elaine Lavery and Síofra Moriarty.

Last week, eight university-led companies pitched their wares to a new, student-organised investment conference aimed at connecting entrepreneurial students with investors.

The Irish University Entrepreneurship Forum (IUEF) was set up by two UCD undergraduates - Kevin Glynn and Michael Magee - and six of their fellow students.

The conference achieved the backing of such heavyweight firms as KPMG, Accenture, Openet and a number of successful entrepreneurs, including Tweak.com's Jerry Kennelly.

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