Students at NWRC Limavady get Pitch Perfect

The Rural Youth Entrepreneurship (RYE) programme was delighted to be supported by NWRC Limavady, where a group of students studying Business Studies and IT attended RYE workshops including a Master Class on how to pitch their ideas.

Students at NWRC Limavady get Pitch Perfect

Funded by DARD under the Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation programme RYE is delivered in partnership by the Rural Development Council (RDC) and Advantage.  Students had the opportunity to explore self employment, pick up business tips, receive one to one support, learn new techniques, look at case studies and even got the chance to pitch their idea in front of their peers.

Connor McDonough, Development Consultant was guest speaker at the Master Class and has over 20 years' experience in Ireland and Canada developing individual, team and organisational performance. He established Momentum Matters in 2013 in order to better collaborate with clients and to support them in moving in the right direction.

He has a particular passion for working with people in the areas of presentation skills, public speaking, and training delivery.

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 were delighted when Connor accepted our invite and we hope the students who attended the workshops and Master Class were encouraged and inspired to consider self employment in the future”.

Mr McDonough said;

“When RDC contacted me and asked me to speak at NWRC Limavady I was delighted to accept. Here at Momemtum Matters we help you explore your priorities, identify your goals and support you in reaching your potential.  I would like to congratulate the students at NWRC Limavady for their participation and wish them well for the future”.

If you manage a community venue or teach at a school / college and is interested in learning more about how you could become more entrepreneurial then we would like to hear from you.  

Please contact Gillian Maxwell or Gail Lees on 028 867 66980 to find out what support is available.