The Enterprise Evolution Programme is featured in the Irish Examiner today. Recent research conducted by Innovo highlighted the worrying statistic that 63% of graduates and industry professionals are considering emigrating to find employment.
Speaking to Joe Dermody, Declan Byrne discusses the importance of retaining budding entrepreneurs,
Ireland needs its graduates to resist the draw of emigration, stay here and build the indigenous businesses that will reboot the economy.
A second round of graduates will start the Enterprise Evolution Programme shortly and will potentially develop business ideas that could be turned into workable ventures. EEP gives graduates the opportunity to reskill and develop the confidence to create their own businesses.
Said Declan of the current students’ entrepreneurial plans,
An Enterprise Ireland mentor was very impressed and said there were 11 or 12 ideas which could be immediately developed and another ten that had long term potential.