If you’re a girl with a business idea going around in your head, then the I Wish ‘Build It’ competition is for you.

Young female entrepreneurs are invited to enter their big business idea and pitch it at the I Wish events which take place in Cork and Dublin in January 2018. The winning business idea will qualify for a special I Wish internship with a leading STEM multinational.

The ‘Build IT’ competitors will pitch their ideas to entrepreneurs in the Enterprise Zone (EZ) at the I Wish 2018 events in Cork and Dublin – the competition is supported by Cork and Dublin Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland.

Funded by Science Foundation Ireland, I Wish is an initiative to encourage more girls in Ireland to consider science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) courses and careers, and the Build It competition is a key element of the events.

I Wish, the initiative to encourage young girls in Ireland into STEM courses and careers, has launched their annual Build IT competition. Pictured here at an I Wish event is Orla O’Mahony from St. Brigids Killarney.

As part of the Build It competition, the girls will be pitching their ideas in the I Wish Entrepreneur Zones. Following the live pitches, judges will adjudicate and decide the winners to be announced at the I Wish events.

The showcase events are taking place at Cork City Hall on Thursday 25 and Friday, January 26 and in the RDS Dublin on Monday 29 and Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

A full line-up of speakers and exhibitors is available online, as well as online registration at www.iwish.ie