Friday, 4th September 2015
Launch of Partnership between BizWorld Ireland and the Local Enterprise Office, Limerick
A new partnership between BizWorld Ireland and the Local Enterprise Office, Limerick will be launched next Monday, 7th September, at 12.30pm at City Hall, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, by the Mayor of Limerick City and County, Cllr. Liam Galvin.
BizWorld Ireland is a national organisation that promotes entrepreneurship skills amongst young people. It delivers workshops for children aged 10 to 13, teaching them about money management, critical thinking and enterprise in fun and creative ways.
2015 will mark the third year that the Local Enterprise Office in Limerick has supported BizWorld Ireland. At Monday’s launch, the two organisations will outline their joint programme for the coming academic year. Some pupils from Gaelscoil Sairséal, Bridge Street, Limerick, who participated in BizWorld Ireland workshops earlier this year, will attend the launch. Also in attendance will be:
- Fiona McKeon, CEO of BizWorld Ireland.
- Éamon Ryan, Head of Enterprise at the Local Enterprise Office, Limerick.
- Maeve Liston, Director of Enterprise and Community Engagement, Mary Immaculate College.
Commenting in advance of the launch, Fiona McKeon, CEO of BizWorld Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be returning to Limerick for the third year in a row – to offer our entrepreneurship workshops to Limerick school-children. We have a really exciting programme of activities lined up for the coming school year, and we look forward to delivering this in partnership with the Local Enterprise Office, Limerick.”
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About BizWorld Ireland
BizWorld Ireland was established in 2011, and is the Irish partner of the BizWorld Foundation, which was founded in the USA in 1997 by renowned venture capital investor Tim Draper. It began as a as a grassroots movement in Silicon Valley in an effort to teach students the important business skills that many of them were not being taught at home or at school. Today, BizWorld programmes are taught in more than 80 countries around the world. The workshops delivered by BizWorld help students to develop their critical thinking, leadership and teamwork skills, allowing them to become financially responsible and productive members of society. The activities offered show students how they will benefit from entrepreneurship, and equip them to become the next generation of innovators. Further information is available at: www.bizworldireland.ie or by following BizWorld Ireland on Twitter, @BizWorldIE.
About the Local Enterprise Office, Limerick (LEO Limerick)
The Local Enterprise Office, Limerick is a first-stop-shop to provide support and services to help start, grow and develop micro and small businesses. The office was formed in 2014 and is part of a national network of Local Enterprise Offices. Limerick LEO provides financial supports, management development, mentoring and business skills training for businesses in County Limerick. It is also a single point of contact through which all information on State supports for small and micro business can be accessed. Further information is available at: www.localenterprise.ie/Limerick or by calling the office at 061 407499.