1,000s of students came along last night to Web Summit for Schools. We crafted this community event to inspire young minds and give the opportunity to learn from the likes of Scott Harrison and Riley Ennis.
Riley took to the stage to share his journey from a young boy who was terrible at maths to an entrepreneur who’s startup helps to fight cancer.
Riley shared key tips for a successful startup –
Passion. Problem. Prototype.
“It starts with that passion,” said Riley, “learning about the problem and then sharing it with the entire world”.
Chloe and Caitlin chatted about an app they devised to stop bullying in schools.
Caitlin said, “what we wanted to do was make children feel like they could be themselves”.
Chloe informed the audience that the app allows you to “rat on” the bully anonymously, making schools safer.
Scott’s presentation showed how his previous wild lifestyle left him feeling empty. This led him to set up charity: water. He had one mission: to end the water crisis.
He implored the audience to get involved by donating their birthday gift to the cause.
They invited two students to share their ideas, completely off the cuff. Cheers to Donal Murphy of St. Paul’s College and Sara Maurer of Rosemont School, the brave students that pitched in front of the audience.