BizWorld Ireland is a national not-for-profit organisation that promotes entrepreneurship skills amongst young people. It delivers workshops and summer camps for children aged 10 to 13, teaching them about money management and enterprise in fun and creative ways. It was established in 2011, and is the Irish partner of the BizWorld Foundation, which was founded in Silicon Valley in 1997 by renowned venture capitalist Tim Draper. Today, BizWorld programmes are taught in more than 100 countries around the world.
We partner with schools, and work with students typically from 5th class through 2nd year. We run a series of lessons during the school day in the classroom in partnership with and by invitation of the schools and teachers. Students love learning how to collaborate in groups and think up creative solutions for new products or services that could solve real-world problems for customers. One of the highlights of the BizWorld year every spring includes our Annual Final, BizFactor. The event is held as part of TECH Week every April at a prestigious venue such as the RDS or Dublin Castle. Please see our website for photos, video footage and to learn about past winners. This event is the culmination of our school year during which all the BizWorld school groups can compete to attend and be recognised as one of a handful of finalist groups vying for the BizFactor title “Enterprise of the Year”.
BizWorld is an exciting class for our students and we are always looking for new schools to get involved. Call us today to learn more!
“I can safely say that I have never observed a more effective learning experience taking place over such a short period of time. The expertise, application and attitude of the tutors was first class. I am quite confident that the skills the children learned and practised will stand to them as learners – and, in some cases, in business – in the future.”
Neil TarrantVice Principal and IT Coordinator, Gaelscoil Uí Fhiaich, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Phone: +353 (0)1 6854151
Suite 17, The Cubes Offices
Beacon South Quarter
Sandyford Business Park
Hours of Operation:
Each School workshop takes 2 school days and a summer camp normally takes place over 5 days.