SCCUL Enterprise Award Winner Conor O’Flaherty is on the brink of huge success. In addition to scooping the new SCCUL €5,000 Bursary sponsored by St. Columba’s Credit Union, the 17-year-old teenage entrepreneur from Kinvara has been attracting national headlines for his 29 slide presentation to his parents to persuade them to let him leave school early.
Conor was awarded the SCCUL Enterprise Awards Bursary last month for his online talent management agency ‘Pursue’, which is making lucrative advertising commissions for rising YouTube video stars across the world. Conor impressed the judging panel with his social conscience and his ability to give back to society.
Michael Duffy, Vice-Chairperson of St. Columba’s Credit Union, said, “St. Columba’s Credit Union was delighted to sponsor the Sccul Bursary Award and recognise the excellent entrepreneurial skills shown by Conor O’Flaherty, and financially reward this young man’s incredible achievements to date. He is an inspiration to all.”
“We believe in supporting the youth in our community, especially young dynamic individuals who develop new services and products which leads to employment for others,” concluded Mr. Duffy.
Conor said, “Receiving the SCCUL Bursary award has impacted the business massively. We manage and mentor online celebrities, and due to the bursary we are going to be able to work with them at a quicker and easier rate.”
Passionate about helping charities, Conor outlined his commitment to charities.“I’m working with charities to help them connect better with younger generations so they can spread more awareness. I also am helping them reach fundraising goals through utilising modern and innovative methods that I have learnt through working online over the last few years.