Belfast Telegraph

Budding tycoons representing Northern Ireland in global link-up

Two aspiring entrepreneurs are representing Northern Ireland at a global young leaders' conference in Canada this week.

Josh Donnell (17), from Lisneal College in Londonderry, and Iveta Liovinaite (18), from St Patrick's College in Dungannon, were selected by Young Enterprise to attend the Next Generation Leaders' Forum 2016.

Both students have started their own businesses with the support of the charity in the last 10 months.

Josh and Iveta were selected as winner and runner-up respectively of the Young Enterprise Entrepreneur of the Future Award, following a business pitch to a panel of Northern Ireland's top business leaders.

This year, the event is being held at York University in Toronto, and will connect young entrepreneurs from round the world who have taken part in Junior Achievement and Young Enterprise business programmes.

During the week-long forum 150 young people will exchange their insights and perspectives with established business leaders to tackle real business challenges faced by global organisations.

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