There’s no ‘I’ in Team!

16 08 2016

Jim Barry from the Barry Group came to visit the camp today to tell them the story of his business and the history going back to 1955 when the business was founded by Jim’s father.  Now the company has grown and employs over 230 people in the Mallow headquarters.

Jim spoke to groups about his strong belief that his team are just as important as the customers. The focus on effective leadership, team building and effective communication ion the company has led to a recent ‘Great Place to Work’ award, along with awards for leadership and best manged company.

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Tip Tap Tap

15 08 2016

The group finished the first day with a visit to the Nimbus research centre to Tip Tap Tap, a Cork based ed-tech company, showcasing their innovative interactive desk enhancing the way pupils learn.  The students learned how the company was formed, how the idea for the interactive desk came about and the many benefits for this technology in today’s education environment.  The interesting exhibition of the new start up finished with a demo of the product and how it will look to the end user in the classroom.

Entrepreneurial Stories

19 08 2015

The morning was spent listening to the stories of some of the hard working entrepreneurs based in the Rubicon Centre.  Each entrepreneur explained how they developed their ideas and some brought along a prototype to show the enterprise camp group their business ideas in real life!

One of the ideas on display included a motion sensor linked with gaming technology to offer an innovative solution to rehabilitation patients.  Some of the Student Inc. programme entrepreneurs then went through their projects which included food projects such as healthy sous vide packs and gluten free cookies and a equestrian training device for children learning horse riding.

All set for 2015 Enterprise camp!!

11 08 2015

The count down has begun and we are busily preparing this week for the arrival of the Enterprising teens from across Cork.  We hope that everyone involved is as excited as we are about the week!!

There are lots of activities planned and lots of guest speakers and entrepreneurs throughout the week telling their stories.

As always the camp is taking place in CIT‘s on campus incubation centre, the Rubicon Centre.

For those of you not familiar with the campus please find a detailed map below:

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EY Entrepreneur of the Year Ireland

20 08 2014

In the afternoon Clair from EY Entrepreneur of the Year Ireland spoke to the camp about the work they do across Ireland promoting the value of entrepreneurship.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ (EOY) programme passionately believes in promoting entrepreneurship across our island and empowering entrepreneurs to grow their businesses both in Ireland and around the world. The EOY programme not only ensures national and international recognition for successful finalists and alumni but also provides an invaluable network and business opportunity within a 350 strong alumni community.

The camp spoke about entrepreneurs from all over the country and their experiences while setting up their businesses.

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