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The Student Enterprise Programme

The Student Enterprise Programme, an initiative run by the Network of Local Enterprise Offices of Ireland, is Ireland’s largest and most successful student enterprise programme with over 26,000 second level students taking part each year.

Students from 1st year to 6th year get to set up and run their own business and find out what it’s really like to be an entrepreneur by taking part in this 8 month long enterprise education learning programme.

The Programme runs from September to May, and students get to do everything a real life entrepreneur would do from coming up with the business idea to marketing, sales and preparing a business plan.

At the end of the Programme in May, one student business from each region gets to compete at the National Final in Dublin for the ‘Student Enterprise of the Year’ award.

Find Out More


until the National Final 2020 taking place on Friday 1st May 2020 in Croke Park, Dublin

Marking Scheme (Senior)

Product / Service / R&D50
Market Research10
Business Report30
Finances & Pricing20
Exhibition Stand20
Personal Development/Interview30
Overall Marks260

Key Dates

  • School Registration Form Deadline
    Early September 2019
  • Photography/Videography Permission Form Deadline
    Before County Finals
  • Business Report Deadline for National Final
    Wednesday 1st April 2020
  • National Final 2020
    Friday 1st May 2020, Croke Park, Dublin

2018 & 2019 Winners

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Senior Category Winners 2019 

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Intermediate Category Winners 2019 

Junior Category Winner 2019 


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#StudentEnterprise ambassador Josh van der Flier on his passions and why you should do what you love! 😄

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Advice from #StudentEnterprise ambassador Josh van der Flier on hard work and perseverance! 😄

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What would #StudentEnterprise ambassador Josh van der Flier be doing if he wasn’t a rugby player? 🤔

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What businesses does #StudentEnterprise ambassador Josh van der Flier admire? 🤔

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#StudentEnterprise ambassador Josh van der Flier talks about his Student Enterprise experience and the business he created when he competed in the competition! 😄

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Well done again to Ava from @mpetss winner of the national @StudentEntProg junior category with @specrestireland, who features in the @fingalindo, the @DublinGazette Fingal edition AND the @dublinpeople Northside East edition! #StudentEnterprise #MakingitHappen

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