No shortage of budding entrepreneurs in DkIT

On 14th December at 3 p.m. students from various courses in the college came to the Whitaker Theatre to present business ideas they have being working on all semester to a panel of judges. The judges on the day included Margaret Andrews Project Manager for The Peace Process: Layers of Meaning Project, Aidan Devenney Pre Incubation Executive at Border innovation Programme, Joe English Assistant CEO Louth County Enterprise Board and Eamon Mullen lecturer in the Department of Management & Financial Studies.

The eight finalist teams were selected by lecturers who were carrying out business planning modules. Each team was given five minutes to 'pitch' their business idea to the judges; this was then followed by three minutes of questioning. Each presentation was unique, the standard was high and it was clear there was a great effort put in by all involved. It was a well worth experience for the individuals involved as well as being an excellent C.V. builder.

Like all competitions there must be a winner and this decision was left to the judges. After long deliberation a decision was finally reached and 'The Reusable Coffee Cup' was announced as the winner. This business idea was a social enterprise developed by Cormac Woods, Martin Tiernan and Ciaran Warnock, third year business studies students.

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