I Wish competition challenges girls to build their own businesses
Young female entrepreneurs are invited to enter their big business idea and pitch it at the at the next series of I Wish events in Cork and Dublin in January 2018. The winning business idea will qualify for an internship with a leading STEM multinational.
The Build IT competitors will pitch their ideas to entrepreneurs in the Enterprise Zone at the I Wish 2018 events in Cork and Dublin. The EZ and Build it competition are supported by Cork and Dublin Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland.
I Wish co-founder Ruth Buckley said: “This year, we are asking students to create a video pitch initially and upload it to http://builditbygirls.iwish.ie/ along with other details before 17 January 2018. In addition to great prizes, the winning team will also win an incredible internship with a leading STEM company.”
As part of the Build It competition, the girls will be pitching their ideas in the I Wish Entrepreneur Zones. Following the live pitches, judges will adjudicate and decide the winners to announced at the I Wish events.
The showcase I Wish events are taking place at Cork City Hall on 25-26 January and in the RDS Dublin on 29-30 January 2018.
The I Wish showcase, sponsored by Dell EMC VMware with conference sponsors Arup, are free to attend and promise to benefit young women with hands-on practical information, talks and demonstrations by women in STEM roles.
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.
A full line-up of speakers and exhibitors and registration forms are online at www.iwish.ie.