Photo courtesy of Donegal Daily
On Wednesday 19th October, ten TY Enterprise students were the overall winners in Donegal ETB's Enterprise Day earning themselves the title of Entrepreneurs of the Year 2016! This was a fantastic achievement as over 200 students from across Donegal participated in the event.
This competition is designed to encourage students to explore their innovative and enterprise skills and involves working as a team to develop a product and pitch their idea to a judging panel made up of local business people. The students are also given the opportunity of working alongside a business mentor.
Presented with a set of materials ranging from paper plates and pegs to balloons and straws, the students created an electronic scanner that would help students highlight the most important elements of their notes and transfer the information to their phones, iPads and laptops.
Having impressed the judges with their initial pitch, the students secured a top three place and were then invited to pitch their idea once again, this time to a packed room of over 250 people!
Congratulations and well done to the winning students - Ben Nelson, Rachel Devlin, Ellen Simmons, Aidan Doherty, Kate Hunter, Rory McElroy, Amy Doherty, Emma Johnson, Brigid Doherty and Lauren Devlin. You did everyone proud!