Young Entrepreneur Summer Camp At IT Sligo

IT Sligo’s Innovation Centre will run a free Young Entrepreneur International Summer Camp for 20 second level students in July.

The summer camp is primarily aimed at transition year students from the region, aged 14 to 17 years.

The course will run from Monday – Friday, July 24 – 28th, from 9am to 6pm (except Friday – 10am to 1pm).

Participation is free and lunch /refreshments are provided each day.

The IT Sligo International Entrepreneur Summer Camp will help second level students to develop ideas and present them to a panel of judges at the end of the summer camp. The programme will cover a range of topics including idea generation and commercialisation, and will involve workshops, lectures, guest speakers, practical exercises and field trips.

It will be delivered in the Institute’s Innovation Centre in partnership with Native Speaker – an international language school which has extensive experience of running summer camps. It is based at the Institute’s Innovation Centre,  and will bring an international flair to the programme with a mix of both Irish and visiting Italian students working together to advance their entrepreneurial skills.

Getting ready for the IT Sligo Young Entrepreneur International Summer Camp are (L-R): Lauren Feeney (IT Sligo Graduate Ambassador), Anna Gillen, Desmond Gillen, John Joe Callaghan (Native Speaker), Kuba Callaghan.

“This innovative camp will help stimulate the creation and dynamic development of business ideas, helping participants develops creative confidence, entrepreneurial thinking and leadership skills in an international setting working with our Italian visitors,” explains Janette Gllen, Innovation Centre Manager at IT Sligo.

The programme is part of a national initiative announced earlier this year by the Minister for Education & Skills Richard Bruton, and is funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

For more information and to apply for the Young Entrepreneur International Summer Camp, please email:

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