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Fiona McKeon (BizWorld Ireland CEO) with Tim (BizWorld Founder) at the 20th Anniversary of BizWorld in San Francisco.

BizWorld Ireland is part of a global BizWorld movement, working with over 560,000 students in 100 countries around the world.

The movement began in 1997, when the renowned venture capital investor Tim Draper established the BizWorld Foundation in the United States.

In the US, BizWorld grew as a grassroots movement – initially focused around Silicon Valley in California. Its aim was to teach students the important business skills that many of them were not being taught at home or at school.

Over the past two decades, BizWorld has spread to 50 states in the US and over 100 countries worldwide.

In every region, the workshops delivered by BizWorld help students develop critical thinking, leadership and teamwork skills. The activities offered show students how they can benefit from entrepreneurship, and equip them to become the next generation of innovators.

BizWorld Ireland was established in 2011. Inspired by the American model, a group of educators began offering workshops on a pilot basis. Demand for the workshops grew steadily and, within a few years, we had reached eight counties, and over 25,000 children.

BizWorld Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity (CHY 20799). Our work is made possible through the generous support of a range of corporate and public-sector partners.