Making Ireland Click

In 2016, Harry spent a year filming a four-part series along with Lord David Puttnam and Wildfire Films, Making Ireland Click.

The series aired on RTÉ1 in November 2016, and highlighted the amazing work being done in STEM across Ireland. The series followed Harry on a number of adventures including a digital detox, a visit to a local school to find out how Coding in the classroom, and also on a trip to meet the Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny.

TEDx: The Power of STEM

In February 2017, Harry delivered his first ever TEDx entitled 'The Power of STEM' to an audience of over two hundred people in Vilnius, Lithuania.

He spoke about his work in STEM over the last four years, his vision for the future of STEM Education, and the power of the generation he likes to call, #GenerationSTEM. His talk was very well received, and has been watched by thousands of people since being made available online.

About Me. 

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

My name is Harry McCann, and I am a twenty-one-year-old award-winning Irish entrepreneur. In 2014 just after my fifteenth birthday, I founded my first business, Kid Tech. Over the space of a year, I set out to 'Teach the Next Generation Tech' through a number short courses which I designed and created. Thanks to the support of British actor, Stephen Fry, and technology giants, Blackberry, I had the opportunity travel across Ireland to introduce almost one thousand kids to computer coding. In 2015, after my early success in the business world, I went on to found the first Digital Youth Council in the world at just 15-years-old. The council model which I designed, while in my capacity as Executive Director, can now be seen in Ireland, and around the world in countries such as the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

My work as an entrepreneur and a thought leader has made me one of the most influential young people in STEM, education, youth affairs and technology. As a result, I have become one of the most sought-after young people speakers and media pundits in the world. I can regularly be heard speaking in the media, and also on stage delivering motivational and educational speeches at prestigious conferences and events across the globe.

I have received a number of awards and honours in recognition of my work over the years, the most notable being the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons in the World Award in Amsterdam in 2017.

I am currently studying Digital Humanities and IT at the University College Cork (UCC) where I was awarded a full scholarship for my work in entrepreneurship and innovation in 2017. My aim has always been to pursue future education, however, this has not distracted me from my entrepreneurial goals. Earlier this year I launched my latest venture, Trendster Media, and I am tremendously excited to say that I am currently leading a talented young team in an effort to revolutionise the media industry. I also continue to remain dedicated to my public speaking career and my work as a media pundit. All while also working with global brands, products and events as an ambassador, advisor and influencer.

In 2018, I was also appointed as an EU Ambassador for the #SaferInternet4EU campaign by the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel.

"If you're looking for the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, look no further!"

"I wish we had fifty Harry's to send around the country to inspire and enthuse people"

- Lord David Puttnam
"He's our answer to Bill Gates"

- RTÉ One.
"Ireland's most successful 19-year-old"

- Today FM
"Harry is a cool coder with a bright future and puts in the hours to make things happen"

- Bill Liao, European Investment Partner at SOS Ventures.
"Harry is an exceptionally bright self-starter"

- Irish Times
"Harry for me represents passion, energy and commitment to our future"

- Gareth Presch, Founder, World Health Innovation Summit
"Harry McCann will be Taoiseach some day!"

- Pamela O'Leary
"If you haven't yet heard of the ledge that is Harry McCann, then we guarantee you'll be hearing his name everywhere very soon."

"Harry is an incredible young man, who is a shining example of how young people can achieve anything they put their minds to."

- Eve Conway, President, Rotary GBI

Current Projects

Here are a few of the projects Harry is working on at the moment.

Trendster Media Ltd.

Trendster Media is a digital media agency that works with personnal and corporate brands to create the next generation of digital footprints.

Digital Youth Council

The DYC is the first of its kind in the World and is made up of some of the most promising young people in STEM in Ireland.

Previous Projects

Here are some of the projects Harry has worked on over the past few years.

Kid Tech

Kid Tech is a tutoring business that aims to 'Teach The Next Generation Tech' through short, unique interactive coding courses. The business gained the support of british actor, Stephen Fry, and technology giants, Blackberry.


#GetUpGoAwards Overall Winners (1st for Innovation & Quality)

A school diary mobile app that connects students, teachers and administrators while also enhancing learning.


#LetsTeachCode brought students from all around the world together to learn how to code. The initiative believed that the greatest skill you can teach a young person in the 21st Century is coding and wanted to bring lessons into every classroom around the world starting with one classroom, and one country at a time.