Building Entrepreneurs of the Future – UL Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
November 10, 2017
Over 25 second level students from schools across Limerick took to the University of Limerick this week to take part in the inaugural Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation camp jointly delivered by the Nexus Innovation Centre and the Kemmy Business School.
The aim of the camp is to create a student mindset that is solution focused, providing knowledge and skills to design novel solutions that result in new business opportunities. This five day programme was delivered in a highly engaging and creative way through workshops, role playing, company visits and entrepreneur guest speakers developing skills in team work, communication, project management and design thinking. This is complemented by the chance for students to practice their knowledge in purpose built studios, workshops and computer labs and obtain feedback from experienced mentors. The camp is also a great experience for second level students to experience what life is like on a higher education campus.
Speaking at the camp Briga Hynes, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship said that the Kemmy Business School was delighted to partner with Nexus on this exciting initiative which very much aligns with the entrepreneurial ethos of the KBS. Briga added that there is a wealth of innovative thinking among our bright student population and programmes such as this Bootcamp are central in unleashing the entrepreneurial potential and capability of students at an early age to cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs. We hope this programme has played a part in instilling that entrepreneurial mindset in students and their start-up journey.
The Bootcamp is supported by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the Department of Education & Skills as part of investment of €250,000 to provide nearly 1,000 students initiatives that stimulate creativity, innovation and design skills among students.