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'Step up to the Mark' Enterprise Camp 2019

'Step up to the Mark' Enterprise Camp 2019

16 August, 2019

We started the morning with Sophie Healy Thow, our final guest speaker. Sophie is passionate about creating awareness about food security, particularly amongst young people. Sophie spoke to our Enterprise students about environmental awareness surrounding climate change and agriculture. Follow Sophie on twitter at

In the afternoon, all nine teams presented their business ideas.

Dr. Helen McGuirk, Head, Hincks Centre officiated the proceedings, CIT’s President, Dr. Barry O’Connor, presented the Attendance Certificates and Gerard O’Donovan, Head of Faculty – Business and Humanities, presented the Certificates for Best Business Idea and Best Presentation. The judges; George Bulman – Operations Manager of the Rubicon Centre, Emilie-Kate O’Mahony Enterprise Intern in the Rubicon Centre and Bernard Yore of EirData decided on the winners. Team 9 won Best Business Idea with “Refilled” - an eco-bottle. Team 8 won Best Presentation for their idea “CO2”. 

Best Business Idea - 'Refilled'

Team 9: Jack Murnane, Amy Brett and Kate O'Hanlon


Best Presentation - 'CO2'

Team 8: Bebhinn Lombard, Aobha Wall, Katie McSharry and Shauna Kidney


Team 1: Eilís O'Donoghue, Moya Stockley, Ciarán Sexton, Izzy Brennan, Nermine Lounis


Team 2: Ruth Bateman, Anna Sheehan, Isabel Quinlan, Lana Crncec


Team 3: Emma Brett, Ben Bulman, Oisín Terry Foley, Rachel Mackey


Team 4: Mikayla O'Sullivan, Robyn Gately, Lucy Twohig


Team 5: Anna Cronin, Kerri Murphy, Saoirse Dennehy, Molly O'Donovan


    Team 6: Dylan Hourigan Davidson, Cian McCarthy, Daniel Cronin, Avril O'Driscoll-Griffin


Team 7: Matthew Kingston, Chloe Alavoine, Laoise White, Emmanuel Koledoye

The Hincks team would like to thank our sponsors, HEA and CIT’s School of Business, our CIT colleagues, speakers and presenters who gave up their time to make this year’s Enterprise Camp a great success. Thanks to Gate Cinemas Cork who kindly sponsored cinema tickets. A special thanks go to the students themselves who made the week especially enjoyable with their enthusiasm to learn and who presented excellent ideas supporting our four chosen SDG’s - climate change, inequality, humanitarian crisis and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.

We would like to wish the very best to all our participants in their future endeavours and we are sure that their ideas will be seen in the not too distant future.

Enterprise Camp 2019


Team and group photographs courtesy of Darragh Kane -

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