Cork students shine at business bootcamp 

Cork students shine at business bootcamp 
Cork students, Aoife Morris, Jennifer McCarthy, Filip Caric, Anna O’Connor, Danila Fedotov and Tianha Blaise Williams pictured at the BT Business Bootcamp. Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography Copyright 2019

Cork students shone at the 10th annual BT Business Bootcamp, which took place this week.

The boot camp was established in 2010 to give students the skills they need to develop their BT Young Scientist & Technology project ideas.

The culmination of the four-day programme saw the students pitching their companies to an expert panel of judges.

There was double success for Cork attendees, who won individual and group awards.

Anna O’Connor, a pupil of St. Angela's College on Patrick’s Hill, was presented with the “Best Individual” award while a project developed by Jennifer McCarthy of Kinsale Community School won the “Best Group” prize.

The project was called “The Design of a Nano-Formulation to Increase the absorption of Cannabidiol in the Gastro-Intestinal Tract” and built on the work Jennifer presented at the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition earlier this year.

Danila Fedoto from North Monastery Secondary School also worked on the project, as did pupils from Limerick, Kerry and Offaly.

Congratulating all participants, Shay Walsh, Managing Director, BT Ireland said, “The BT Business Bootcamp has been an integral part of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition programme for ten years, and in that time I am proud to say that many of our alumni have gone on to huge success in business. 

"What is even more significant is that some of these successful entrepreneurs returned this week to share their experiences with our new bootcamp graduates, to offer guidance on how to take an idea and transform it into a business proposition."

Filip Caric from North Monastery and Aoife Morris and Tianha Blaise Williams, both from Saint Aloysius College also took part in the programme. 

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