WIT Success in Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards

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Pictured from left are Chloe Byrne, BSc in General Nursing; Darragh Hynes, BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing; Keith McGrory, BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying;  Rachael O’Regan, BSc in Applied Computing; Uma Shivasiddhath, PhD Student; Aiden Keating, BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing; and John Molloy, BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science.

Pictured from left are Chloe Byrne, BSc in General Nursing; Darragh Hynes, BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing; Keith McGrory, BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying; Rachael O’Regan, BSc in Applied Computing; Uma Shivasiddhath, PhD Student; Aiden Keating, BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing; and John Molloy, BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science.

10 finalists will be selected to go through to final judging - €35,000 in cash prizes and €30,000 in mentoring, advice and support will be on offer

The reputation of WIT as a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity has been further boosted this week as five WIT students have reached the final 50 in the Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards.

The competition attracted over 200 entries from third level students all over the country giving WIT students 10% of places in the second round.

The successful WIT students are: John Molloy, from Tipperary who is in the final year of the BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science;  Uma Shivasiddhath a PhD student from India;  Chloe  Byrne from Kilkenny,  who is a student on the BSc in General Nursing; Keith McGrory, from Waterford who is in the final year of the BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying; and  a team entry of Aiden Keating, from Wexford, Rachael O’Regan from Tralee and Darragh Hayes from Waterford who are all students on the  BSc Hons in Applied Computing.

Enterprise Ireland have set a deadline of Friday 29 April to receive detailed business plans from the successful students.  From this 10 finalists will be selected to go through to the final judging where €35,000 in cash prizes and €30,000 in mentoring, advice and support will be on offer.

The students have been mentored over the past number of weeks by James O’Sullivan, Technology Transfer Manager WIT;  Ciaran Cullen, Manager Arclabs, WIT; Rachel O’Dowd, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship WIT and Rosemarie Ward, Business Consultant from SEBIC, coordinated by Philomena Treacy from the Technology Transfer Office. 

Speaking about the competition Ciaran Cullen said: "This is a fantastic achievement for WIT students.  We would like to wish them every success in the competition and look forward to working with them to develop their ideas over the coming months".

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