KATE REPRESENTING IRELAND AT ENACTUS WORLD CUP
A THIRD level student from west Wicklow is currently in Silicon Valley competing in the Enactus World Cup.
Kate Dowling from Baltinglass is part of the Enactus Dublin City University team which were recently named Irish champions. This week, they are competing against teams from 35 countries all over the world at the world cup, which finishes tomorrow, October 11.
The projects that the DCU team are bringing to the Enactus World Cup include Threads, a project that empowers people seeking asylum in Ireland through the upcycling of unwanted jeans to create customised denim clothing; GiveBack. ie, a chrome extension that directs a portion of the money spent in online retailers towards tackling homelessness; and Second Scoop, a project that provides work experience, training and mentorship opportunities to people seeking asylum in Ireland though a mobile, pop-up ice cream vendor targeting corporate, social and educational events.
Liam Redmond, Country Manager for Enactus Ireland said: ‘It is inspiring to witness the commitment Enactus DCU has brought to their projects this year.
‘Through Enactus, we aim to empower students and service users alike through entrepreneurial action and Enactus DCU has consistently understood this and brought it to every element of their projects. Silicon Valley is the home of innovation and where better to showcase and celebrate their achievements than the world stage,’ he said.
Kate Dowling from Baltinglass (third from right) with fellow DCU students Ciaran Kelly, Robert Kelly, Ashling McGovern, Conor Greene and Josh Clinton at the Enactus Team Ireland launch.