The Irish Student Summit 2016 will take place on the 4th February in Dublin Castle. The event will have over 600 students, 40+ start ups, 22 workshops and powerhouse business speakers from Silicon Valley and Ireland, with speakers from Paddy Power, Silicon Republic, Ireland AM, Mór Gin, Cool Beans and Humans of Dublin. One Student Start-up will walk away with a €1,500 investment in their business idea.
Enterprise Ireland is sponsoring a €1,500 prize for the winner of the Student Start-Up Pitch. A panel of judges will narrow down applications to the ten best from the online submissions and the public will be able to vote for their favourite two on Twitter and Facebook.
At the Student Summit, the final two applicants will go head-to-head in front of an audience and a panel of judges, who will vote for the winner.
Upload a 2 minute video to YouTube with your business pitch and send the link to Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: Applicants must put ‘Student Summit 16’ in the video title before their name and ‘application’ at the end. For example, ‘Student Summit 16 John Smith application’.
What we are looking for:
New product ideas, new business ideas or new service ideas – either at infancy or development stage.
Rules of Application:
- All applicants must be second or third level students.
- All applicants must be the owners or founders of the company that the application is for OR they must own the intellectual rights to the product idea they have.
- All applicants must follow the format of the submission rules.
- All third level applicants must be a member of a USI college.
The Student Summit has hand-picked some of the most influential speakers to help inspire the generation who will shape the world of tomorrow. This year the Student Summit has taken a tailored approach to focus on purely the entrepreneurial capacity, showcasing personal stories, interesting tips and facts to equip students with all the right ingredients they need to start something special. Many speakers will be giving workshops with the aim of giving students an advantage on their own entrepreneurial adventure.
Sponsors for the Student Summit include Just Eat, Bank of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Azon, Grad Ireland and Twitter. The official media partners are SputOut and The Journal.
You can book tickets to the Student Summit here – https://studentsummit2016.eventbrite.ie/