David Whitehead

Agri Ciarraí

David Whitehead

Course: Manufacturing Engineering

Year of study: 4th Year

College: MTU Kerry

Business name: Agri Ciarraí

Sector: Agricultural Technology

Business idea: Affordable water quality control device for non-commercial hydroponic growers.

Plans for September 2021: 

I will soon begin work at a joinery manufacturing company whilst continuing with my business on evenings and weekends.  

Student Inc. Programme Highlights: 

The program highlights for me were the connections made with other entrepreneurs and my personal developments, such as building a greater understanding of the foundation of business architecture.

Any previous entrepreneurship experience before you joined Student Inc.? 

My first entrepreneurial experience was when I was 15 years old, a friend and I sold pancakes at a local farmers market for summer. 

What connections did you make on the programme? 

The key connections I have made in my time on the programme were with people in the field I am building my business, be that my mentors, presenters and distributors.   

What advice would you give to someone thinking of applying to Student Inc.?  

Have a passion for the business sector you are working in.

What was your greatest learning from the programme?  

There were many great things I have learnt from this experience but the greatest thing was to just go for it, work hard and listen to those around you.