Competition Encouraging Female Entrepreneurs in STEM

Young female entrepreneurs are being invited to enter their big business idea into the I Wish Build It competition. The winning business idea chosen from the I Wish events taking place in Cork and Dublin in January 2018 will qualify for a special I Wish internship with a leading STEM multinational.

Funded by Science Foundation Ireland, I Wish is an initiative to encourage more girls in Ireland to consider science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) courses and careers, and the Build It competition is a key element of the events.

Speaking at the launch, I Wish co-founder Ruth Buckley said: “We are delighted to launch the Build IT competition as it represents another opportunity for girls to really think about potential STEM business ideas and pitch them in a real-life environment to a panel of successful entrepreneurs. This year, we are asking students to create a video pitch initially and upload it to builditbygirls.iwish.ie along with other details before January 17th 2018. In addition to great prizes, the winning team will also win an incredible internship with a leading STEM company.”

The Build it’ competition is supported by Cork and Dublin Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland. For more details visit www.iwish.ie.

Pictured at a previous I Wish event is Orla O’Mahony from St. Brigids Killarney

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