O’Regan is the founding father of Zenith Applied sciences, which was acquired by Cognizant in 2019. He’s at the moment supporting an incubator program run by Munster TU.
Munster TU’s Scholar Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program, Scholar Inc, was launched earlier this month on the college’s startup incubators in Cork and Kerry.
Scholar Inc has been working each summer season since 2011. This program is designed to offer a supportive surroundings for rising scholar entrepreneurs.
For the primary time ever, this yr Scholar Inc members will likely be supported by the O’Regan Scholarship Program. It’s funded by Munster TU graduate and entrepreneur Brendan O’Regan.
O’Regan was Founder and Chairman of Zenith Applied sciences, a Cork-based life sciences and expertise firm acquired by Cognizant in 2019.
Scholar Inc runs from June to August and is a full-time immersive program. It gives members entry to a community of entrepreneurs, trainers, mentors, and buyers within the Southwest area.
College students additionally obtain €4,000 money in seed funding and free entry to Munster TU’s Incubator Middle, Cork’s Rubicon Middle and Kerry’s Tom Crean Middle.
Relating to his involvement with Scholar Inc, O’Regan stated, “We’re excited to have the ability to assist the following technology of MTU entrepreneurs as they embark on their enterprise creation journey.”
He stated he hopes this yr’s Scholar Inc contestants will get pleasure from the same trajectory. He attributed the success of his enterprise to having Munster TU “at our doorstep” and lots of the folks he employed have been native graduates.
This yr’s Scholar Inc program options 19 scholar entrepreneurs collaborating in individual in addition to on-line.
Scholar Inc was initially developed by the Cork Institute of Expertise, however was deployed to College School Cork and Institute of Expertise Tralee in the summertime of 2019. Galway-Mayo Institute of Expertise, College of Limerick, and Limerick Institute of Expertise college students benefited in 2021.
Final yr, the Cork Institute of Expertise and the Institute of Expertise Tralee fashioned Munster TU collectively.
All college students from collaborating universities are eligible to use to the Scholar Inc program, no matter educational yr or subject of research.
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