Student Dragons bring trophy home to Clane

Business prize for Scoil Mhuire group

Student Dragons bring trophy home to Clane

Junior Dragons Stephen Alenkhe, Cian Byrne, Shane McEvoy Ronan O'Brien and Shedrak Ali with Ms O'Reilly

Scoil Mhuire Clane was chosen by Green Isle to be a pilot school for a Dragon's Den style Enterprise Competition encouraging
students in business development and product marketing.

Enterprising students had to pitch their ideas to Green Isle managers.

As Scoil Mhuire has a proven track record in local enterprise competitions, the competition was intense.

In round one last December, seven budding Green Dragon groups and individual entrepreneurs were awarded €100 seed capital for their companies and went off to develop their ideas.

The final took place in the school recently.

Fifth year student, Harry McCann, who is CEO of his own company 'Fit Click' secured first place in the senior category with an app for fitness, while 'Shamrock Initialing'- a first year company comprising of Stephen Alenkhe, Shedrack Ali, Cian Byrne, Shane McEvoy and Ronan O Brien won the junior category.

Shamrock Initialing produce bags for sports gear.

The competition judges were so impressed with the entrants and surprised at the high standard of skills demonstrated by the winners.

The winners got cheques for €300.

Harry McCann is not new to such projects.

He established the Digital Youth Council, the first of its kind to launch in Europe. The Youth Council aims to give a voice to young people involved in techhnology in Ireland and provide them with a platform to influence the National Digital Strategy.

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