Luke Pottinger

Stalias Gloves

Course: Accounting

Year of study: Graduate

College: UCC

Business name: Stalias Gloves

Sector: Health and Safety

Business idea: Protective gloves for hospitality workers

Plans for September 2019

I plan to work part time in the Oyster Tavern as a bartender on the weekends and then work on my business during the week. I hope to continue doing this until the day comes where I can work solely on my business.

Student Inc. Programme Highlights

The best moments of the Student Inc. for me were all the workshops that we had. They gave me invaluable information and helped me to have a good understanding of all aspects of the business. I also got to know many of the other students during these and have made some good friends.

Any previous entrepreneurship experience before you joined Student Inc.?

I have been meeting with Peter Finnegan for several months before starting the Student Inc. and have been working on my business for just over a year now.

What connections did you make on the programme?

I made connections with all the other participants and with some of the presenters of the workshops. My market research has also helped me make a lot of invaluable connections within the industry that I am based.

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

I would say to go for it! Even if your idea isn’t the next Apple or Amazon there is still a great feeling in making progress while working on your idea. It is great to be able to try and create something from nothing and even if it doesn’t work out, you will learn so many skills that can be carried into all aspects of your life.

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