Getting a buzz from business

Surrounded by some 3,500 ten to 12-year-olds attending the Junior Entrepreneur All-Ireland Showcase Day last week at the RDS, Martha Lewis was impressed by the budding business leaders’ creativity, imagination and enthusiasm

24th June, 2018
Amy Power of Bunscoil McAuley Rice, Callan, Co Kilkenny, at the Power Porridge stand at the Junior Entrepreneur All-Ireland Showcase Day in the RDS last week

If the thought of 3,500 ten to 12-year-olds in the one place sets your head spinning, how many more rotations does it spin to find out that they are budding entrepreneurs, enthusiastically handing out handwritten business cards and eagerly but politely offering to give you their sales pitch.

It’s slightly intimidating, but in the most wonderful way, and the buzz is infectious. From a bilingual board game to a patient update app for hospitals and a...

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