Young entrepreneurs and Donegal's tech revolution

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Driven by ambition and innovation, young entrepreneurs can reshape the future of business in the region.
22 May 2023 - DonegalDigital  project
Maixa Zabaleta | Raphoe

In recent years, Donegal, has emerged as a hotbed for young entrepreneurship, with a thriving community of ambitious individuals starting their businesses in the region. The supportive ecosystem and a range of resources have played a vital role in fostering this entrepreneurial growth. These young tech entrepreneurs are not only shaping the future of the region but also attracting attention on a broader scale.

Local organizations such as Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) have been instrumental in providing mentorship, funding, and guidance tailored specifically to the needs of these emerging entrepreneurs and Donegal's startup hubs and co-working spaces have become hotspots for collaboration and innovation. 

Education and skill development play a crucial role in the success of these young entrepreneurs. Donegal's educational institutions, including Atlantic Technological University, offer specialized courses and programs that equip aspiring tech entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the ever-evolving tech landscape. 

Networking events and initiatives have further contributed to the growth of Donegal's tech and entrepreneurial community. A great example is the YOUTHopia Future Fair, an exciting EU youth focused event held at the end of April, which brought together speakers, workshops and fun activities for young people. The speakers included one of Europe’s youngest serial entrepreneurs, Jordan Casey who spoke about youth entrepreneurship and his journey growing his own tech business. 

Through these events, young entrepreneurs are connecting with seasoned professionals, sharing ideas, and fostering collaborations that fuel innovation and growth. 

Young tech entrepreneurs are not only excelling in traditional tech sectors but are also moving into emerging areas such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and sustainable technologies. Their dedication to innovation and problem-solving is positioning Donegal as a hub of tech excellence. Through their entrepreneurial endeavours, these young tech innovators are creating job opportunities, driving economic growth, and putting Donegal on the map as a thriving tech hub. 

Watch the video below with Jordan Casey talking about tech and entrepreneurship and offering some advice for young people in Donegal.

Click here to email  Ianire Renobales at ERNACT for further information

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