Vivienne Sayers O'Callaghan
Course: BMus, Cork School of Music
Year of study: 3rd Year
College: MTU Cork
Business name: Prickly Plants
Business idea: Here at Prickly Plants, we offer access to an extensive range of rare, quirky and, of course, prickly plants. Whether you are a new homeowner, a beginner plant parent or someone who’s looking to bring a little bit of prickly pizazz to their home, we are here to assist you!
Student Inc. Programme Highlights:
One to one mentoring! Extremely valuable insight into an industry professional’s opinion of you and your business idea
Any previous entrepreneurship experience before you joined Student Inc.?
I have been running a business since September ’20.
What connections did you make on the programme?
I made some very exciting connections with those with interests in the horticultural sector. I hope to work with Dave’s Hydroponics when Prickly Plants expands into houseplant growing.
What advice would you give to someone thinking of applying to Student Inc.?
Do it! I have learned more in one year of business than I have in 18 years of school and Student Inc. has aided me hugely in understanding the financial and practical side of things.
What was your greatest learning from the programme?
- Be determined to turn ideas into action and satisfy your need to achieve
- Be prepared to be patient and keep trying to achieve your long-term individual aims.
- Be resilient under pressure, adversity, and temporary failure