Teaching young people how to create something from nothing

Jerry Kennelly learned to be an entrepreneur as a young person working in the family business - and the Junior Entrepreneur Programme he co-founded teaches kids the skills he learned along the way

2nd September, 2018
Gerry Mangan, Darragh Burke and Mark McCarthy from Faha National School, Killarney, Co Kerry, whose class produced the DIY Healthy Lifestyle cookbook: it achieved a net profit of €1,388

When I lost my job as chief executive of Stockbyte in 2006 (we had been acquired for $135 million and my services were no longer required), I took a little time to reflect on entrepreneurship and how it impacts the communities we live in.

It became clear to me back then that many entrepreneurs fell into that mould as a kind of happy accident. When I left the family business in 1981 to start my own operation,...

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