Previous National Finalists

Videos

Watch videos of some of the very clever business ideas that made it all the way to the National Final over the past 2 years here.

2018 Finalists

STANDBUSINESSDESCRIPTIONSCHOOL
1Quaid CandlesManufacture and sale of scented candlesHazlewood College
2Salt LampsHimalayan salt lamps with a health benefitPatrician High School, Carrickmacross
3Tweet ThisBespoke birdhouses and bird feedersColáiste Abbáin
4Complete CamánA complete all in one training hurleyPresentation Secondary School, Castleisland
5JOD EnterprisesEducational and fun jigsaws and board gamesCBS High School, Clonmel
6Craft Card CompanyHandmade original cards using the ancient craft of printmakingDunmore Community School
7WoodchucksEngraved wooden productsPresentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown
8EK BookmarksDesign and production of originally illustrated bookmarksScoil Mhuire Ennistymon
9Life CharmsA unique product that supports mental health issues by enabling students to express their feelings through different coloured charm bracletsOur Lady’s Secondary School, Belmullet
10Hygge (hugga)Handmade, hand embroidered Cushions personalised cushionsUrsuline College
11Slimey WondersThe business produces slime that comes in a variety of different colours, sizes, textures and scents.Dominican College, Muckross Park
12Code-EdA fun, interactive game to teach codingSt. Patrick’s Classical School, Navan
13Barky BandanasFun and novelty bandana accessories for dogsLoreto Secondary School, Balbriggan
14SOLAzy ProductsIngredients and recipe in a jarSacred Heart Secondary School, Drogheda
15Hot Chills Ltd.High quality drinking chocolate and confectionary productsColáiste Eamonn Rís, Callan
16Gnó-JóA service that provides clubs with fundraising opportunitiesColáiste Naomh Cormac, Kilcormac
17Amy’s ApronsPersonalised aprons and decorationsLoreto Abbey, Dalkey
18Frame ItHandmade personalised wooden framesRoyal School, Cavan
19Little PipBandanas for dogsMoate Community School
20Deadly Dublin DaysGuide for families on what there is to doColáiste Éanna in Dublin
21Clip BinProduct that fits on top of a cupboard door and is used to collect crumbs from the counter topÁrdscoil Phádraig, Grandard
22Slide It UpToothpaste tube squeezers designed to avoid toothpaste wastage.St. Clare’s School, Manorhamilton
23RB WoodcraftsHandmade wooden decorationsArklow CBS
24Custom Arcades KerryRetro arcade machinesSt. Joseph’s Secondary School, Ballybunion
25Pet ItQR tags for pets to help locate lost animalsPatrician High School, Carrickmacross
26EntréeGourmet serving traysSummerhill College
27U ShieldA safe and hygienic way to store your gumshieldColáiste Dún Iascaig, Cahir
28App of TroyCommunications AppCastletroy College
29A & K CraftsSeasonal hot chocolate mugs and platesArd Scoil na Déise
30A Way With WordsProducts with inspirational quotesPresentation College, Mitchelstown
31Comfy HandsProduction and distribution of fabric padded covers for crutches, wheelchair and zimme Healthcare ****Our Lady’s Secondary School, Belmullet
32Inishowen PensHandcrafted wooden pens using recyclable materials sourced locallyScoil Mhuire, Buncrana
33Fix ItA service for fixing phone charging cablesColáiste Einde
34Fancy a CuppaPersonalised cupsScariff Community College
35CC in D’HoodSchool uniform hoodiesColáiste Chillian
36Shoreline ArtHand framed artworkWesley College
37Easy BakesRecipe in a jarSt. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge
38Seasonal Stationery CompanyHandmade stationery and giftsSt. Mary’s Secondary School, Edenderry
39Slic FixSlic Fix is a mouldable substance that hardens into a solid after being released into air. Can be used as stands for mobile phones, iPads and can be used as a protective substance too.Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green
40Picture Perfect PrintsUnique photographs with a unique finish effect similar to a paintingRamsgrange Community School
41Our BallA service that permanently tags sports ballsCastleknock Community College
42Makes CentsPrepaid teen cardSacred Heart Secondary School, Drogheda
43Lift Arm AssistAn innovative hydraulic arm that replaces the lift arm stabliser on the back of a tractorCBS Kilkenny
44ConsTEAlationsHand painted mugsNorth Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School
45The Wooly Craft MakerCraft and needle felt pieces made using wool and other materialsEureka Secondary School, Kells
46Drumshanbo FeedersFeeding troughs for sheep and cattleDrumshanbo Vocational School
47The Roofing Safety BarInnovative product that allows roofers to work safely, quickly and efficiently while performing practical tasks on roofingSt. Patrick’s Classical School, Navan
48Mind MattersThis book focuses on the mental health of young people and what we can all do to help our own mental health. It features structures interviews, hints and tips, recipes, sports and much more, all centred around the promotion of positive mental health.St. Joseph’s CBS
49LullsAn innovative product designed to lessen the distress caused by sound sensitivity in children with autismMountrath Community School
50Tyred DogzDog beds manufactured from recycled tyresArdee Community School
51ReluminationDecorations incorporating boxes and recycled glass with lightsColáiste Éanna
52Abbey BreadA delicious yeast bread mix.Cistercian College, Roscrea
53EirelertCentralised information app for disaster, crisis and emergency info. in IrelandScoil Dara, Kilcock
54A Little LanguagesLanguage board game for primary school students to learn IrishDonabate Community College
55Aon ScéalIrish childrens’ storybook with English translationsMoate Community School
56Free Flow BunkersCoal and animal feed bunkersSt. Macartan’s College
57ShrinkiesProduct to protect phone chargersSt. Joseph of Cluny Secondary School, Killiney
58Wild Wicklow CraftHandcrafted bog oak piecesColáiste Craobh Abhann
59Reel EasyProduct designed to keep tension on an electric fence polywire/tape when putting it on the reel for the first timeMoyne Community School
60Deise PublicationsPublication of calendars and Christmas cardsCBS Dungarvan
61Little ElephantFridge therapy magnets aimed at helping children with depression and anxietyCreagh College, Gorey
62PDBCD Helmet VisorPolarised polycarbonate visors for a hurling helmetSt. Joseph’s CBS, Nenagh
63PBuzzy BooksHandmade stationery kit to promote relaxation through doodling and drawing.St. Clare’s School, Manorhamilton
64Let’s Have FunEvent management service that puts the fun back in businessTullow Community School
66Kat FoodA compliation of favourite recipes from past and current GAA hurlers and camogie playersCBS Kilkenny
67Wooden It?A range of innovative hand-crafted quality timber productsRoyal School, Cavan
68Cycle Safe 2000A removable, reflective device that enables cyclists to create a temporary bicycle lane to increase safety and reduce accidentsDesmond College, Newcastlewest
69The Wellbeing FairyHandmade fairy doors promoting positive well being in children.St. Caimin’s Community College, Shannon
70SuaimhneasWeighted backpacks for children with autismSacred Heart Secondary School,Clonakilty
71Generation S.T.E.M.A variety of products that help youth understand STEM subjectsKillorglin Community College
72ACA EducationNumeracy and literacy handbookColáiste Muire, Ballymote
73Aqua BeatWater bottle with built-inbluetooth speakerScoil Mhuire, Cork City
74Back 2 BasicsGrammar books for students in Irish, French and GermanSt. Mary’s Secondary School, Ballina
75Smart GuardsA shin pad and sport sock with a built-in pocket to hold your shin pads in place.Glanmire Community College
76Hot SpotsA board game highlighting and celebrating the beauty of DonegalLoreto College, Letterkenny
77CitysmartsAn app for Galweigans and touristsproviding information to easily navigate the CityColáiste na Coiribe

2017 Finalists

STANDBUSINESSDESCRIPTIONSCHOOL
1K9 – CarersCare pack for dog ownersScoil Mhuire & Ide, Newcastlewest
2Maths Made EasyAbacus making mathematics easy for all usersPatrician High School,Carrickmacross
3Simply Safer ScentsHand poured homemade soya candlesRamsgrange Community School
4A Happy Bag for LifeA bag containing a variety of different productsPresentation Secondary School, Milltown
5Maith an Elf, Maith an Ubh agus Maith na SaoirseSeasonal novelty giftsCBS High School, Clonmel
6Locker SmartLocker organiser kitDavis College, Mallow
7I HolderHandcrafted i-phone and i-pad holdersScoil Mhuire, Ennistymon
8Barony BoxesHandmade Trinket BoxesOur Lady’s Secondary School, Belmullet
9Flatpack FlowerbedsManufacture and sale of diamond shaped wooden flowerbeds made from recycled timber accompanied by a packet of flower seedsSt. Nathy’s College
10Magmoji’sHandcrafted ceramic gift items produced at affordable pricesSligo Grammar School
11Bow-Tie-FulRange of brightly coloured handmade bow tiesCarndonagh Community School
12Oh Mazing GripsPersonalised grips for hurleys, hockey sticks and tennis rackets or any type of racketMuckross Park College
13Bling My BinDecorative, customised stickers for >wheelie binsSt. Patrick’s Classical School, Navan
14Hold ‘EmsEasy to use dual purpose phone holder and earphone wraparound holderArdgillen Community College
15Daisy’s Pawesome BowtiesBowties & bandanas for dogsOur Lady’s Secondary School, Drogheda
16Fresh mindsThemed and key word bookmarks and pagepalsSt. Brigid’s College, Callan
17SarevMake-up brushesLoreto Abbey, Dalkey
18Changing SeasonsHandcrafted seasonal household decorationsRoyal School, Cavan
19Forever ScentedHandmade scented candlesOur Lady’s Bower, Athlone
20Wrist PocketA safe and convenient way for students to carry possessions close to themRockbrook Park School
21Bin BeltDesign and manufacture of a strap device that keeps wheelie bin lids securely closedMoyne Community School
22The Happy Homework HutPortable privacy screen for children to aid with concentration and focus for children with ADHD, ADD and ASDCarrigallen Vocational School
23Yum YumRange of homemade chutney hampers and treatsColáiste Craobh Abhann
24Grandparents memories.comChildhood memories from grandparents videod by grandchildrenKillorglin Community College
25Handy Mandy LogsHandmade wooden craftsInver College, Carrickmacross
26Green GrowManufacture and sale of a liquid seaweed fertilizer for use on household plants/gardensJesus & Mary Secondary School, Enniscrone
27SparkyLight up sliotar that allows for evening or even night-time playOur Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore
28PocketknowRevision app for junior cycle studentsColáiste Iosaef, Kilmallock
29Boosh! BeautyOrganic natural face masks and lip scrubsPresentation College, Mitchelstown
30Insert StrainerA strainer to insert in your pot while cookingSt. Tiernan’s College, Crossmolina
31Message on a BottleBottle sweets to gift someoneSeamount College, Kinvara
32Méabhla’s Fairy WorldFairy garden, fairy jars & fairy lanternsScoil Mhuire, Ennistymon
33Rafi StudiosStudio providing sports action shots and portraits in digital and/or print format at affordable pricesRoscommon Community College
34Fit AppyFitness App for secondary level studentsGreenhills Community College
35Eco CloseBin security productSt. Raphaela’s Secondary School
36Relay SmartA charger that predicts rising temperature so that your phone will stop chargingAthlone Community College
37Grip OnShoe covers made from recycled materials that will protect sports bags from damage or dirt, and prevent unnecessary wear on sports shoes spikes or studsLoreto College, St. Stephen’s Green
38PhocusWord art creations produced from letters photographed from everyday objectsRamsgrange Community School
39Make Every Step CountA book to guide teenage girlsColáiste Ghlor na Mara
40Cute as a ButtonHigh quality, original button productsDun LughaidhSecondary School, Dundalk
41TK Ceramics LtdA range of handmade necklaces made from clayColáiste Eamon Rís, Callan
42Scott Engine TablesConversion of old car engines into attractive coffee tablesColáiste Chill Mhantáin
43Hasta La VistaAn interactive App to teach Spanish to primary school studentsSt. Patrick’s Classical School, Navan
44Bows and Bands BowtiqueHandmade bows, hair bands and baby accessoriesSt. Clare’s Secondary School, Monorhamilton
45CEG CraftsManufacture and production of handmade, hypo-allergenic Irish bath bombs and salt scrubsScoil Mhuire, Clane
46VideoGrinds.ieOnline grinds website for junior cert. studentsSt. Patrick’s Classical School, Navan
47DC DragonsBearded dragon breedingSt. Aidan’s CBS
48SenseAbilityProducers of sensory blankets/aids for people suffering from dementia or other sensory conditionsHeywood Community School, Laois
49DunopolyDundalk FC Themed board gameSt. Mary’s College, Dundalk
50No LimitsFairytale books for children incorporating animated characters with special needsSt. Joseph’s College
51Easy TagNew and innovative product that allows farmers to record animal birthsBanagher College, Coláiste na Sionna
52A Taste of KildareCookbook featuring recipes from some of Kildare’s best restaurantsCBS Naas
53Sticks and StonesHandmade Irish craft companyBlakestown Community School
54TerrawingROM Emulation Station which can play from old game platforms such as the original PlayStation, NES, SNES, Gameboy and many moreCastlepollard Community College
55Bake in a JarBaking made easyMonaghan Collegiate School
56ROC ProtectionHurling protection base layerClonkeen College
57Too Good To Be ShoeIrish handcrafted products made from old horse shoesColáiste Bríd
58J&S Kitchen AidDesign and manufacture of a knife top hand protector making the use of knives in the kitchen more secureMercy Secondary School, Ballymahon
59Lazy GirlFake tan remover creamArdscoil na Mara, Tramore
60Knock on WoodRange of handmade wooden giftware productsSt. Peter’s College
61The Safety SquadSafety activity book for kidsSt. Mary’s Secondary School, Nenagh
62Mad4TarRally themed motorsport DVDs and calendars for drivers and their fans in the regionCarrigallen Vocational School
63Pebble Art by EllieUnique, one-of-a-kind pieces of art using pebblesBorris Vocational School
64Life’s a BeechQuality Irish handcrafted products, using renowned spalted beech with its attractive patterns. Products are aimed at the gift, tourist and seasonal marketsScoil Mhuire, Strokestown
65Seasonal SensationsCreative products made from recycled materials themed around various seasonsKilkenny City Vocational School
66Fiacla BánDental hygiene product to encourage children to adopt a regular routine for brushing their teeth while also promoting the use of the Irish language.St. Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff
67Pablo Science & EngineeringInvestock is a financial education app that allows users access to a simulated stock marketArdscoil Rís
68PentablesPen with a pull-out school timetableScariff Community College
69Grass GirlsStickers for calf cattle tags to identify males from females at first glanceSt. Mary’s Secondary School, Charleville
70Circulation FootstoolCirculation Footstool SupportSt. Joseph’s Secondary School, Ballybunion
71FunteachHigh quality junior cert. Irish study aid book made by students for studentsUrsuline College
72Sláinte na n-ÓgEducational board game for students that promotes positive mental healthColáiste an Spioraid Naoimh
73CattlestopA plastic structure that prevents cattle from contaminating waterSt Gerald’s college, Castlebar
74Easy AccessNew contemporary product designed to apply tanning lotion onto the consumer’s back. An extended version of a tanning mitt designed to reach all parts of the body, particularly the back.Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig
75Colour BoxProduction of high quality handmade box frames which can be made to suit any occasionSt. Columbas College, Stranorlar
76Gramadach GaeilgeIrish verb wheelColáiste na Coiribe
77UppercutsBarber shop and mancaveClarin College