Foróige entrepreneurship programme in Cork

A network for teaching entrepreneurship programme (NFTE) has been launched for the young people of Cork.

The Foróige NFTE programme in Cork is a youth entrepreneurship programme, which aims to improve the business, academic and life skills of young people.

The programme is currently in operation in ten other counties in Ireland.

“They receive a seed grant to start their business, and engage with entrepreneurs and community leaders.”

“This programme has multiple positive impacts on the young people who take part in it. From business acumen to leadership skills, confidence and better communication, it encourages young people to think big, aim high and most of all believe in their ability to achieve great things,” says Declan O’Leary, Foróige area manager, Cork.

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“NFTE is special because it provides the young people involved with so many opportunities. They receive a seed grant to start their business; visit wholesalers; engage with entrepreneurs and community leaders; work with corporate business mentors; sell their products at trade fairs; prepare a business plan and present it to judges at competitions,” says Sandara Kelso-Robb, executive director at basis.point, who provide the funds for the programme.

The Foróige NFTE programme is made possible through the support of basis.point – an initiative of the Irish Funds Industry.