The MBA Charity Club have organised their first event of the year which is to be a table quiz held in the Dark Horse on Carysfort Avenue. The aim is to raise funds to support a Bizworld event, Bizworld Ireland is a group of educators and business people who have come together to inspire and empower children ages 10-13 to learn about money management, critical thinking and enterprise in a creative way. Smurfit has been involved with Bizworld for the last few years and everyone involves themselves with the workshops has a great time and speaks very highly of the experience.
For anyone interested in the quiz it is on in the Dark Horse, Thursday 23rd starting at 7pm.
The MBA Programme is proud to be collaborating with Bizworld Ireland, a group of educators and business people who have come together to inspire and empower children aged 10-13 to learn about money management, critical thinking and enterprise in a fun and creative way.
As a not-for-profit organisation, Bizworld are training mentors 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, and conducting market research to acquiring seed capital from venture capitalists. Each student company designs, produces, markets and sells their unique product to a ‘Dragon’ in a Dragons Den style format. In Bizworld’s case it is a short animated movie. The currency used is BizBucks 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 Bizworld’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
Students from the full-timg MBA class have been acting as mentors in Carysfort National School and yesterday UCD Smurfit Dean Ciarán Ó’ hÓgartaigh acted as a ‘Dragon’ for the student presentations. A joint event will also be held between Yale and the Smurfit School MBA in the Cathal Brugha Barracks on Tuesday March 18th and Bizworld will be in attendance to lead a Strategic Discussion about the charity. It promises to be a great night!