DBS students recently held a themed charity event in aid of Temple St. Children’s Hospital. The event, entitled “How I screwed up and grew up” - was spearheaded by Project Management students with the intention of bridging communication between college students, alumni and industry. A sub-theme circled on the role of failure in success stories - the takeaway sentiments being that failure is not something to fear but rather something to embrace and learn from.
Project Manager; Michelle Morgan, explained the purpose of the event was “to give students the opportunity to network amongst leading global entrepreneurs and break down barriers between boardrooms and classrooms”. The project team provided a platform for successful entrepreneurs to voice their journey to young aspiring individuals. Students from the full-time Project Management class said they aimed to highlight the taboo subject of failure in the business world; creating a shared link between students and entrepreneurs.
Guest Speakers included:
John O Donnell – Experienced Construction Professional
John Moore - Owner of 3D4 Medical, known as the ‘rebel entrepreneur’
John Murray - Co-founder of Modern Botany; a sustainable business specialising in natural body products
Tobias Budig - Co- founder of MUN Command, solving real word problems with the use of technology and innovation
‘How I screwed up and grew up’ was held via Zoom and attended by 125 participants. Sponsors included: The Vintage Room, The Loom Student Accommodation, National Tape Sales Ltd, Neue Horizonte Film, and 3D4 Medical.
The team started with the goal of raising €2,000 for the children’s hospital, they succeeded in going far beyond this; doubling their original target and raising €4,030 to help children in need. Temple St. Children’s Hospital cares for 50,000 kids a year, including 45,000 who attend the emergency department.
Anne Grotte (L) and Carolin Horstrup (R) are pictured presenting the cheque to Temple St. Children's Hospital Representative.