The Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria Campus hosted the presentations of CU Graduate Students who just returned from Ireland to study leadership and entrepreneurship. Course professor Jan Rutherford, an INCO member, has championed this initiative by planning the trip to the Emerald Isle while setting up meetings with successful entrepreneurs in Ireland.
Students had the opportunity to work closely with Irish companies and their executives in addition to preparing business cases for the firms. These business cases were integral to the companies by providing business intelligence and research on issues such as competitive environments, economic challenges and corporate culture. The students’ reports provided valuable insight to participating companies on how to expand their businesses overseas (including the U.S.), how to better interact with staff and provided real-world research that could apply in a variety of business scenarios.
The Irish Network Colorado was well represented at the Annual Colorado Irish Festival in July. Working closely with CUIS, the Festival’s board, INCO participated in the “Cultural Village” portion of the grounds with the theme of The Beauty of Ireland. INCO members passed out travel information about Ireland to guests while also promoting the group. “We received some great interest from guests to our booth and several people signed up,” said Maura Clare, INCO Vice President. “We also formed several new business relationships, which we are thrilled about!”
INCO continues to increase its footprint in the Colorado Irish Community and looks forward to growing the collaboration between Irish & Irish American businesses, groups and individuals.
Irish Network After-hours
August 8, 2012 6:00 PM • Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub
INCO Family Picnic
August 25, 2012 4:00 PM • Aurora Reservoir- Plaza Gazebo