Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

Leaders of tomorrow ready to get party started

Matthew Gibson from St Malachy's College is a role model for budding young entrepreneurs, pictured with programme director Claire Burgoyne
Matthew Gibson from St Malachy's College is a role model for budding young entrepreneurs, pictured with programme director Claire Burgoyne

Some of Northern Ireland’s brightest young minds will be sitting down this evening with business leaders and tech founders at an event to encourage inspiration as well as innovation.

The Generation Innovation ‘Night of Ambition’ will feature a live link with Sarah Friar, chief financial officer of mobile payment company Square.

Originally from Sion Mills, she is now working directly for Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter in San Francisco.

Sarah will be sharing her experience of ambition and success in an interview conducted by Matthew Gibson, an 18-year-old student at St Malachy's College Belfast, founder of ‘the ‘Party Props’ firm and a former Young Enterprise Northern Ireland Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Generation Innovation is part of NISP CONNECT, a non-profit organisation at the Northern Ireland Science Park.

The event is being held at the Ulster Hall tonight.