John Egan

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Name: John Egan
Organization: Archipelago
Website: http://www.archipelago.ie
Title: CEO
Bio:
I’m the founder of The Archie Talks, The Room 18 project, Curia and Archipelago, one of the largest communities of young entrepreneurs in Western Europe. I’m the Irish ambassador to ICUE, an Ashoka Change Executive, A WEF Young Global Shaper and the Dublin Ambassador to Sandbox. My focus is now on creating commercially sustainable social organisations, particularly in Ireland. My goal over the next 5 years is to make Ireland an international hub for youth innovation.

Challenge Entries

Archipelago is one of the largest communities of young entrepreneurs in Western Europe. We help young people create sophisticated businesses through events, think tanks and crowd sourced funding initiatives.

We are a community of young entrepreneurs helping each other build and fund innovative companies. In the last 6 months, we have facilitated over 300,000 euros in investment and 150,000 euros in prizes. Our events have reached over one million people, 10,000 people have watched our videos on YouTube, and over 8,000 people have joined our network.