Monday 22 April 2019

The Ready Business Podcast: From the Leaving Cert to Silicon Valley, this 17-year-old is set to become Ireland's next tech star

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On this week's show, Brian Purcell meets the seventeen-year old tech prodigy who, despite facing his Leaving Cert in the next few months, has one eye already on a multi-million euro fund for his company qCrypt.

His data encryption project was the 2017 winner of the BT Young Scientist Exhibition which he is now looking to commercialise and is set to be a game-changer in the data encryption industry.

If the Collison brothers, Bill Gates or Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin can do it, then there's no reason why Shane Curran won't be the next tech super-star.

And he even has some important advice for fellow teenage entrepreneurs,

“Be able to balance your life, especially if you’re young. Don’t fall into the trap of just focusing on the Leaving Cert, it’s important to have other outside interests.”

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