Irish student wins $40,000 at global entrepreneurship competition

Irish student wins $40,000 at global entrepreneurship competition

Nick Cotter co-started Cotter Agritech with his brother Jack. The Limerick-dependent start-up has been picking up prizes at property and abroad.

College College or university Cork pupil Nick Cotter has scooped the best prize at this year’s World-wide Scholar Entrepreneur Awards.

Cotter is the CEO and co-founder of Cotter Agritech, a Limerick-primarily based business enterprise that specialises in targeted tech and cure techniques for sheep.

The World wide Pupil Entrepreneur Awards are an annual level of competition for pupils all around the entire world who possess and run a enterprise while attending school or college.

The 22-yr-outdated legislation and company pupil observed off competitiveness from additional than 1,000 applicants in 40 international locations subsequent a yr-extended nomination, application and pitch system.

His prize is $40,000 courtesy of the competition’s organisers, Entrepreneurs’ Corporation, to commit in his enterprise.

“It’s considerably more than I at any time thought was feasible, getting worldwide champion,” claimed Cotter, commenting on his get.

“Each stage of the level of competition is fairly powerful, and you hope. It’s an remarkable accomplishment and pure pleasure for me,” he extra, thanking his mentors and the judges.

This is not Cotter’s first time to be recognised for the organization he commenced with his brother Jack.

The pair gained the Engineers Ireland University student Innovator of The Year Award in 2019 and very best agri-engineering commence-up at the 2019 Enterprise Eire Innovation Arena Awards.

Far more recently, Cotter positioned third in this year’s Ideate Ireland organization competitiveness, which rewards entrepreneurial competencies and new ideas from undergraduate and postgraduate students. He shared his third-area prize of €5,000 with Dr Fiona McGillicuddy and Dr Rachel Byrne of MetHealth.

Earlier in the 12 months, Cotter Agritech participated in the inaugural AgTechUCD Agccelerator Programme, which was focused to early-stage agritech and food-tech start off-ups. At the close of the 12-week programme, Cotter Agritech was named the winner of the AIB and Generate Lab AgTech Start out-up 2022 Award, profitable €10,000.

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