13th April 2021. Varsity Sparks, a student crowdfunding competition that brings together third-level students from all over Ireland to find the best new entrepreneurial ideas, has announced the winners of its 2021 competition.
Ronan Kelly and Morgan Cocoman, both Business Studies students at DCU Business School, have been named as this year’s winners with their entry – The Bubble.
The Bubble is a social media platform concept for new and emerging artists and support personnel across all disciplines in the Arts industry to display and advertise their talents.
The unique aspect of this competition is that students choose the winners. Students are allocated virtual funds to invest in their favourite ideas. Any student can invest regardless of whether or not they have submitted a business idea to the competition.
Varsity Sparks was created by students from different colleges around Ireland in partnership with Spark Crowdfunding. The aim of the competition is to nurture the next generation of student entrepreneurs in Ireland.
Speaking of the win Ronan and Morgan said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to win the Varsity Sparks competition and are very grateful to everyone who voted for us. We would also like to thank Varsity Sparks for organising the competition and Spark Crowdfunding for their very generous sponsorship. It was amazing to take part and compete against so many incredible business ideas from around Ireland.
We created The Bubble as we feel there is a gap in the market within the Arts Industry. There is no platform connecting all areas of the Arts together. We hope to build this social network where creative minds can connect and collaborate with each other.”
Morgan and Ronan look forward to progressing The Bubble and to their new business journey that lies ahead!
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