Four enterprising teens got to learn about what it takes to set up a successful business on a visit to ArcLabs, WIT's research and innovation centre
Four young teenagers from Presentation Convent Secondary School, Clonmel, Co Tipperary visited ArcLabs on WIT's West Campus to meet with Dr Eugene Crehan who runs the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers programme for entrepreneurs at WIT's research and innovation hub, and ArcLabs manager Dr Aisling O'Neill in advance of the National Student Enterprise finals being held at Croke Park, Dublin on Friday, 3 May.
The girls - AnnieMae Walsh (13), Ada Hennessey (13), Hazel Brennan (14) and Molly O'Brien (13) are representing Tipperary in the Junior section of the Student Enterprise Competition, a competition that nationally involves over 20,000 students.
The girls devised, wrote, designed and published a small book on wellbeing for teenage girls that looks to promote positivity and counteract over use of technology. There are sections on mindfulness, yoga, exercise, recipes, crafting and self-esteem.
The girls really appreciated the opportunity to meet with Eugene and Aisling and learn about what it takes to set up a successful small business. Future entrepreneurs in the making and the very best of luck to the girls in the finals.