Harry McCann, a seventeen-year-old digital entrepreneur, who set up a company called Kid Tech in 2013, established the first Digital Youth Council in Europe in 2014 and is co-founder and editor-in-chief of an online news site called Trendsterpress, has inspired and welcomed a new generation of digital entrepreneurs into the digital community.
Delivering a keynote speech at The Digital Hub’s 2016 Future Creators graduation and showcase event, McCann shared his key tips and gave a glimpse into what it takes to become a successful digital entrepreneur
“Take the opportunity you have been given by the scruff of the neck, run and don’t look back until you’ve gotten everything you have dreamt of.’’ McCann continued: ‘’Say yes to every opportunity no matter how scary, doing something before you even know how. Everything about being a young digital entrepreneur is exciting, because that’s what digital is, that’s what building the future is, exciting. The Future Creators programme has helped shape the students here today as young digital entrepreneurs. Therefore, the most important piece of advice for all the young people graduating today is don’t be embarrassed or ashamed of your achievements.’’
Established in 2011 by The Digital Hub and delivered with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and H2 Learning, the Future Creators programme aims to equip young people (aged 13 to 16 years old) from Dublin 8 with digital skills, including coding, app development, robotics, digital photography and filmmaking. The programme also works to enhance their exposure to STEM subjects and to build their confidence, so they may consider pursuing a career related to digital skills.
Speaking at the event, Gerry Macken, CEO, The Digital Hub said: “For the fifth year running The Digital Hub is once again delighted to see the programme grow. It is great to continue our work and relationship with NCAD and H2 Learning to provide young people in the local area with the opportunity to learn more about the world of digital media. We are very encouraged by the large number of students who have participated in the programme who have indicated their intention to now pursue careers in digital media.’’
Further information about Future Creators is available at:www.thedigitalhub.com/futurecreators