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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 for the ‘Student Enterprise of the Year’ award.

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until the National Final 2021 taking place virtually on Friday 14th May 2021

Webinar Series

webinar 1 - what does it take to be an entrepreneur
Live Broadcast #1
Being an Entrepreneur

webinar 2 - How to come up with your business idea
Live Broadcast #2
How to come up with your business idea?

webinar 3 - Market Research
Live Broadcast #3
Market Research

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Marking Scheme (Senior)

Product / Service / R&D50
Market Research20
Marketing & Promotion20
Business Report30
Finances & Pricing20
Adaptability to Working in COVID-19 Era20
Personal Development20
Overall Marks260

Key Dates

  • School Registration Form Deadline
    Early September 2020
  • Photography/Videography Permission Form Deadline
    Before County Finals 20/21
  • Business Report/Poster Deadline for National Final
    16th April 2021
  • National Final 2021
    14th May 2021

2020 Winners

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Handy Hose Holder
Senior Category Winners 2020

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Aim It Board
Intermediate Category Winners 2020


Junior Category Winner 2020

2019 Senior Winners - Smooth Remove
Smooth Remove
Senior Category Winners 2019 

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Crios Mhadra
Intermediate Category Winners 2019 

2019 junior winner - specres
Junior Category Winner 2019 


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Meet our Judges in our #IntellectualProperty Awards. It is kindly sponsored by The Intellectual Property Office of Ireland
It is open only to students taking part in the National Final 2021.

There's a voucher + trophy + cert up for grabs in Junior, Intermediate, Senior categories. Best of luck in this #StudentEnterprise competition!
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23 hours ago

There just 1 week to go now - YES! ONE WEEK until our national finals on Friday, May 14th. Watch out for your Virtual Event Participation Packs and Invites with links to our LIVE broadcast on our Facebook and Youtube channels.
If you can't make it you can watch back anytime - just head to after the event for the broadcast recording.
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1 day ago

Say hello to our accomplished Senior Category judges!
They'll be choosing our Senior Champions for 2021 in the #StudentEnterprise National Finals next Friday May14th.

Find out who's on top of their list on the big day from 2:30pm on Facebook & Youtube
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2 days ago

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So excited for the final! 💚🎉 #irishtweedscapes

Keeping the fingers & toes crossed for Irish Tweedscapes 💚💛

Meet our Junior Category judges!
Who will they pick as our Junior Category Champions for 2021 in the StudentEnterprise National Finals next Friday May 14th?
Tune in to our Facebook and Youtube Channels to find out on the big day from 2:30pm!
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