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Griffith College’s 'Generation Entrepreneur' Summer camp 2020

Griffith College and The Entrepreneurs Academy held a business orientated summer camp for 40 second-level students from across Ireland
Generation Entrepreneur Summer Camp at Griffith College

Griffith College’s Generation Entrepreneur Summer camp 2020 success

Griffith College and The Entrepreneurs Academy held 'Generation Entrepreneur' a business orientated summer camp for 40 second-level students from across Ireland

Griffith College held a business orientated summer camp this summer for second-level students from across Ireland. During the week-long camp, the 40 students took virtual workshops on developing leadership as well as entrepreneurial, creative and innovative skills as well as enjoying talks from Griffith alumni.

Griffith College's entrepreneurial almuni

The free event provided students with an insight into studying business at third level. Guest presentations from Griffith alumni, included David Stapleton of Buafit and Denis Cronin of The DinnyCro Show, inspired the students and provided them with insights and advice for setting up and successfully managing their own business.

Generation Entrepreneur experience

Over the five day period, the participants were encouraged and supported to work as part of a team, meeting like-minded, motivated and entrepreneurial peers.

Ideas were honed from creation-stage, where they discovered effective marketing techniques and launching their idea in the Pitch Pit. This involved pitching to a judging panel on the final afternoon, with a range of prizes awarded to the winning teams for their efforts in the following categories:

  • The Strongest Idea
  • The Strongest Research
  • The Strongest Teamwork
  • The Strongest Pitch

Looking to the future

Schools Liaison Officer Sinéad O’Callaghan said, “The camp was a massive success, the students were delighted with the new skills they learnt. They were encouraged to continue working together on their pitches in preparation for entering Griffith’s Business Enterprise Competition in 2021. 

Learn more about Generation Entrepreneur, here.