Posted by Michael Henstra on Sep 29, 2017

 
Harry McCann – 19-year-old entrepreneur | public speaker from
Kildare, Ireland shares his incredible achievements
 
 
 
Harry’s story
 
Harry McCann is an 19-year-old entrepreneur from Kildare, Ireland. He founded his first business, Kid Tech when he was 15.

In May 2014 he went on to found the first Digital Youth Council (DYC) in the world to make sure young people are influencing the future of STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics]. Harry is also working on Trendster Press, a news site that encourages young people to get more involved with current affairs.

Through DYC Harry has introduced over 800 children across Ireland to coding, and has developed courses being used in schools today. The Digital Youth Council is the first of its kind to launch in Europe.  Comprised of some of the top young people in STEM in Ireland, the Youth Council aims to give a voice to young people involved in STEM in Ireland and provide them with a platform to influence the National Digital Strategy, and the future of STEM in education and everyday life.
 
Some of Harry’s other achievements:
  • Named one of the 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World by Junior Chamber International (JCI) – August 2017
  • Chosen for a RIBI Young Citizen Award in recognition of his passion for digital technology, Youth Advocacy, STEM education and start-ups.
  • Filming a four-part series along with Lord David Puttnam and Wildfire Films, “Making Ireland Click”.
  • Takes on advisory/board roles in the Irish government, and some of the biggest multinational businesses in the World.
  • Speaker at over two hundred conferences, events and summits around the world.
  • In February 2017, Harry delivered his first ever TEDx entitled 'The Power of STEM' to audience of over two hundred people in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Ranked 1st in the Sunday Independent’s Top 30 under 30 in 2016.
  • Since 2013, he has been working with government and industry to make sure young people are influencing the future of the STEM sector in Ireland and Europe.
  • Over the space of sixteen months he taught over eight hundred kids to code all around Ireland, through his company Kid Tech.
Harry started Kid Tech, in November 2013 at the age of 15.
 
Harry is a Rotarian in the Rotary Club of Naas (Ireland).
 
 

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My aim is very simple, "Write a future I am proud to be the author of."

 

 

 

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