Students to put the boot down at YEP camp

STUDENTS from schools across Kerry and Munster who have been taking part in the 2103 Young Entrepreneur Programme since last September will have the chance to pitch their business ideas to some of Ireland's leading business figures next month.

The next public event of the 2013 YEP programme, the annual Business Boot Camp, takes place at the Brandon Conference Centre in Tralee on Friday February 1.

The event will be hosted by TV3s Collette Fitzpatrick (right) who'll be interviewing a number of leading business people including recent Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Winner Edmond Harty of Causeway based company Dairymaster, Kieran O'Keeffe of Mobilewebadz and Niall Harbison of Simply Zesty.

At the boot camp students will also have a chance to pitch some of the business ideas they've been working on in recent months to some of Ireland's most successful business figures who in turn will give the young entrepreneurs some expert guidance and feedback on their ideas.

The event runs from 8.45am to 1pm on Friday February 1 and further information is available at

To date over 2,500 second and third level students have completed the programme which is now in its sixth year. In all 22 secondary schools along with third level students from the Institute of Technology, Tralee have taken part in the programme this year.

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