Thursday April 9, 2020

Meet Ireland's teenage tycoons

Entrepreneurship has no age limit, as some of Ireland’s brightest young people are proving

8th May, 2016
14
Eric Lassard, 12, a young motivational speaker

Three years ago, a British-born teenager called Nick D’Aloisio sold his technology company – a news summary service called Summly – to Yahoo for $30 million. While he was an outlier, he’s far from the only entrepreneur to achieve success early in life.

Ireland has produced its own success stories, most notably the Collison brothers. But who are the new generation of young entrepreneurs coming up behind them?

Age:12

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