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Bizworld’s work in Primary Schools has been validated and commended through its recent award and Minister Bruton’s Entrepreneurship Forum Report..
Bizworld Ireland’s CEO Fiona McKeon is the 2014 David Manley Social Entrepreneur of the Year. According to Minister Bruton’s Entrepreneurship Forum Report, “Bizworld should be rolled out nationally!” Bizworld Ireland is also delighted to be  exclusively on page 15 of Minister Bruton’s Entrepreneurship Forum Report. Theses commendations are timely as Bizworld Ireland launches its new promotional video and brochure.
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The BizWorld Ireland Foundation consists of a unique combination of educators and people from the business sector who have come together to inspire and empower children in our primary schools to learn about enterprise, critical thinking and money management in a fun and informative way.
We sow the seeds so they can grow their future…

Bizworld workshops are a two day immersion exercise covering the entire entrepreneurial cycle. The workshops are cross-curricular, covering Numeracy, Literacy, IT, Visual Arts, SPHE and Drama.

“I can safely say that I have never observed a more effective learning experience taking place over such a short period of time.” Neil Tarrant, Gaelscoil Ui Fhiaich, Maynooth – Vice Principal and IT co-ordinator

“Was a ‘life changing experience’ for my child.” A parent of St Raphaelas GNS, Stillorgan

“I was delighted to visit Bizworld and see at first-hand how this excellent programme works… these are hugely important skills and it is great for students to get an awareness of them from a young age.” Joan Burton, TD and Minister for Social Protection

As a not-for -profit organisation we are training tutors to provide 2 day workshops to children towards the end of Primary School. Children are brought through the entire entrepreneurial cycle from company formation, applying for jobs in the companies, conducting market research to acquiring seed capital from venture capitalists. Each company designs, produces, markets and sells their unique product. In Bizworld’s case it is a short animated movie. The currency used is BizEuros and children must keep ledgers and balance the books at the end of the workshop. The following year, children are invited to use their new skills to address a need in their local community and enter our Social Entrepreneur of the Year competition.

As educators, we promote the process over the product and the benefits to the children from this experience are endless, including confidence building, vital leadership and communication skills.

2 Fold Impact on Education – A. In Classrooms – B. On Future Educators
90 Child Impact through 1 Workshop
Learning to Innovate!

Bizworld Ireland has reached over 4,000 Primary School children since 2011.

CSR Engagement Each workshop requires a visitor to the class for one hour to act as a VC (Venture Capitalist). Mentoring visits are also available throughout the year to classes entering the Social Entrepreneur of the Year competition. Bizworld Ireland looks forward to working with you in order to create a culture of entrepreneurship, leadership and collaborative learning in Primary Schools.

Fiona McKeon CEO www.bizworldireland.ie Fiona.mckeon@bizworldireland.ie +35386 2209750