Interview with John Hartnett

Aoibheann, Emma, Denis and Roisin interviewed John Hartnett the founder and president of the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITGL) at the ITGL Young Innovators event in Shannon Airport. John told us about why he founded ITGL and the work that he does. He also spoke about how important events like today are, as now young people don’t have to wait until their 20s or 30s to be an entrepreneur. John’s advice to us as young people was to follow our passions and to think outside the box when looking for solutions to problems.

Aoibheann, Emma, Denis and Roisin

Youth Media Team

Interview with Gavin Duffy and Barry O’Sullivan

Aoibheann, Emma, Denis and Roisin interviewed the two male Dragons, Gavin Duffy and Barry O’Sullivan from Dragons Den at the ITLG Young Innovators event. Gavin and Barry told us about their background and what it’s like being a dragon. Gavin and Barry also spoke about how learning about businesses and entrepreneurship from a young age can be hugely beneficial. They were surprised we asked about the gender balance in the Den because for them it’s all about good ideas and competitiveness.

Aoibheann, Emma, Denis and Roisin

Youth Media Team

Interview with Eleanor McEvoy, Chanelle McCoy and Alison Cowzer

Emma, Aoibheann, Denis and Roisin interviewed the three female dragons, Eleanor McEvoy, Chanelle McCoy and Alison Cowzer from Dragons Den at the ITLG Young Innovators event. The ladies told us about their background and how it feels to be called a dragon. All of them were very passionate about young people in business and how events like today are so important for them to learn more and get inspired from the generation of the future. They also felt that gender balance is key and that they were looking forward to a future where ‘its the norm’ for women to be behind successful businesses.

Emma, Aoibheann, Denis and Roisin

Youth Media Team

Interview with Vincent Cunnane and Liam Brown

Denis and Roisin interviewed Professor Vincent Cunnane, President of LIT and Dr. Liam Browne Vice President for Research Enterprise and Development for LIT at ITLG Young Innovators Event in Shannon Airport. Liam and Vincent spoke about their roles in LIT and why LIT are so involved in today’s event.

Roisin and Denis

Youth Media Team

Interview with Gavin Duffy and Peter Casey

DragonsDen

Laura and Sinead interviewed Dragon’s Den Entrepreneurs Gavin Duffy and Peter Casey. They talked to us about what they thought of the ideas and pitches they saw at the Young Innovators Event, what they look for in a pitch and also how they deal with failure.