Programme collaborator, Karl Bonner from the Killybegs Marine Cluster, organized businesses that were interviewed by students who presented the innovations from each business.
Among the businesses that participated included, Barry Electronics, KER Group, MMG Ocean, and SNG (Swan Net Gundry).
Before parchments were awarded to participants the audience heard from newly crowned Foroige Student Entrepreneurs of the Year 2023, Abbie, Aimee, and Aoife who took part in Phase 1 of the Innovation Cadets programme held late last year. After competing against over 6,000 young entrepreneurs across Ireland, the Killybegs entrepreneurs came out on top!
The trio showcased their company, Simply Soap, which creates beautiful gifts from goats milk and local scents like lemongrass and lavender. They explained how they saw a gap to sell souvenirs and gifts to the 29 cruise ships that will visit Killybegs throughout 2023.