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CIT Student Inc.

Recruiting for the 2016 Student Inc. Programme 


 CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION FORM - Deadline, Tuesday April 26th at 5pm.  Extended until April 30th  CLOSED


Student Inc., Programme - Summer 2015

Over the summer months nine student entrepreneurs working on seven projects crossed over to the Rubicon Centre to begin Cork Institute of Technology's Student Inc., Summer Programme. Student Inc., supports student entrepreneurs at CIT.  The 2015 participants are from a multitude of undergraduate courses in CIT including Culinary Arts, Sustainable Energy Engineering, Craft Technology with Business, Hospitality Management, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and the Bachelor of Popular Music from CIT’s Cork School of Music. The programme is led by student enterprise Interns Michelle Dorgan and Wesley Connolly Tong and they play an important role to guiding these student entrepreneurs to develop and excel.

Each budding entrepreneur receives €4,000 to fund their business (business expenses, equipment and a wage to offset a summer job) as well as a fully serviced office at CIT's and Ireland’s premier incubation centre, the Rubicon Centre. The programme offers the participants training and workshops in various aspects of business start up (Service Design, Marketing Research, Funding etc.) to ensure they are well informed in any decision they make. They also receive mentoring sessions on a one to one basis. Student Inc., has been accredited academically so upon completion each participant will receive five academic credits at level 8 for the work they complete throughout the summer with their final evaluation in the form of a presentation on September 4th 2015.

Student Inc., was generously funded by the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Crawford Art College, CAMMS, Clean Tech and Landmark Media with the office space and staff expertise sponsored by the Rubicon Centre. Training and additional supports are provided by staff of the institute. Mentors were supplied by John McSweeney of the Small Business Advice Programme. The programme's funding has continued to increase from previous years which allows us take on more student entrepreneurs and develop the CIT entrepreneurial graduate!

Don't just leave college with a Degree, leave college with a Degree and a Business.

2015 Programme Participants

(Left to right) Vincent Forde, Stephen Downey, Kelly Lane, Claire McAuliffe, Barry Mangan, Sebastian Schneider, Timothy Norton, Steven Williams and Phil Audet(Absent).


2014 Programme Participants




2013 Programme Participants




2012 Programme Participants




Carole O’Leary

Industry Liaison Manager
Tel: +353 (0)21 4326697