Ballycastle High School get involved in Global Entrepreneurship Week

The RYE programme was delighted to be supporting Global Entrepreneurship Week with a special Rural Youth Entrepreneurship workshop which took place at Ballycastle High School, Co Antrim, on Thursday 20th November 2014 as part of celebrations for Global Entrepreneurship Week, which this year ran from 17th – 23rd November 2014.

Ballycastle High School get involved in Global Entrepreneurship Week

Students from Ballycastle High School 'get connected' 

RYE, delivered in partnership by the Rural Development Council and Advantage, has been an advocate during Global Entrepreneurship Week for the past 2 years. The RYE workshop offered students the chance to explore self employment, pick up business tips, received one to one support, learnt new techniques, looked at case studies and even got the chance to pitch their idea in front of a panel of ‘Dragon Dens’.   It formed part of a week of global activities that highlighted and celebrated entrepreneurship as well as offering practical support to those who are interested in setting up their own business or developing their business networks.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated in 140 countries and involves millions of people in activities that promote entrepreneurship and offers entrepreneurs practical support. This year, the theme for Global Entrepreneurship Week in the UK was Get Connected, it is hoped that people use this opportunity to grow their support networks both locally and globally, making connections that will strengthen their businesses now and in the future.

Olga Gallagher, Director RYE said;

“Setting up a business is a great employment opportunity for many people who have the talent, but lack the means or the confidence to progress their ideas. We hope the students who attended the event were encouraged and inspired to consider self employment.

“Global Entrepreneurship Week is a great opportunity for people to get involved and raise awareness of entrepreneurship and its social and economic benefits, including personal empowerment and job creation.

“I would encourage anyone with a business idea to contact RYE and find out what support is available to help them take a step forward.”