Spirit of enterprise flourishing in Science and Nursing Students

JJ Fay the founder of Bluebird Care in Meath, made a very informative presentation to a group of students from Agriculture year 3 and Early Childhood Studies earlier this month.

The seminar opened with a presentation from Catherine Murray and Lyubov Bragina from Student Enterprise at DkIT, in which they outlined their services and launched their social entrepreneurship competition.

It was followed by JJ’s talk which gave a real insight into the opportunities and challenges of self employment. JJ worked in banking and hedge funds for a number of years before setting up Bluebird so he was able to give valuable advice on how to approach institutions and investors for funding. His company provides a wide range of home care services to people of all ages throughout the country.

This was the second “Entrepreneurship” link-up between Science and Nursing students. At the end of last semester students from Agriculture Year 3 and Psychiatric Nursing Year 4 set up mobile shops and used the Molly Malone "Wheelbarrow" throughout the Institute to sell handmade Christmas tree decorations from Uganda. They raised over 620 Euros for the Children's Nursery in Makando, Uganda which has strong connections with DkIT's Water is Life project.

Picture shows (l-r) John McDonald (DkIT), JJ Fay (Bluebird Care)and Eamon Mullen (DkIT).