IT Sligo to host young entrepreneur summer camp this month

IT Sligo’s Innovation Centre is running a free Young Entrepreneur International Summer Camp for 20 second level students later this month.

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

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 range from idea generation to 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 that has extensive experience of running summer camps.

It 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.

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).

The course will run from Monday-Friday, July 24–28th, from 9am to 6pm from Mondays to Thursdays and 10am to 1pm on Fridays.