SAGE Featured Successes
Jason Li – iReTron
Jason founded iReTron in his sophomore year of high school, acting as CEO from then on. iReTron sells and donates used electronics to schools and hospitals while preventing these devices from hitting landfills. Jason’s team won SAGE USA National event and, taking in one step further, his pitch landed him a $100k investment from Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank.
Ireland wins SAGE World Cup for Best Social Enterprise Business
A Young Social Innovators (YSI) team from Portmarnock Community School, Dublin, has taken the Gold Award at the SAGE World Cup 2017 (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship), which took place in Odessa, Ukraine this month.
The students were announced as the global winners of the Social Enterprise Business category for their humanitarian street mapping project which has been in development over a number of years. Delegations from 25 countries, including two from Ireland, travelled to the Ukraine to compete in the prestigious competition.