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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 29,000 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. There are three categories: Junior (1st year students), Intermediate (2nd/3rd year students) and Senior (4th, 5th,6th year, LCA, LCVP and Youth Reach).

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. A winner in each category, from each regional/county final, goes forward to compete at the National Final for the ‘Student Enterprise of the Year’ award, to be held in May 2022.

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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
Innovation50
Sales30
Business Report30
Finances & Pricing20
Adaptability20
Personal Development20
Overall Marks260

Key Dates

  • School Registration Deadline
    Early September 2021
  • Team Registration Deadline
    Early to Mid October 2021
  • Photography/Videography Form Deadline
    Before County Finals 2022
  • Business Report/Poster Deadline for National Final
    TBC
  • National Final 2022
    TBC

Previous Winners

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Handy Hose Holder
Senior Category Winners 2020

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Aim It Board
Intermediate Category Winners 2020

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Sofatop

Junior Category Winner 2020

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Senior Category Winner 2021

T-Snappi
Intermediate Category Winners 2021

Go Green Now
Junior Category Winner 2021

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Delighted our latest teachers competition prize! Looks like it’s making one canteen very happy!
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Posted@withregram • @st.pauls_cc Thank you to @studententerpriseprogramme for the delicious cupcakes for staff this morning. 🧁 The cakes were made by local bakery @robandstevesconfectioners_123 . Transition Year students are busy planning their Mini-Company projects. Watch this space as we are excited to share their new businesses in the coming weeks. #studententerprise #shoplocal
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Delighted our latest teachers competition prize! Looks like it’s making one canteen very happy!
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Posted@withregram • @st.pauls_cc Thank you to @studententerpriseprogramme for the delicious cupcakes for staff this morning. 🧁 The cakes were made by local bakery @robandstevesconfectioners_123 . Transition Year students are busy planning their Mini-Company projects. Watch this space as we are excited to share their new businesses in the coming weeks. #studententerprise #shoplocal

Dear Teachers! you've still got one more week to join our giveaway competition!
Win a bag of 30 x 4 Gig USB keys for your mini-company students. Ideal for saving their pdf student learning log onto and any other mini-company work during the year.

TO ENTER
- You must be registered for our programme in 2021/22
- Share this post with your favourite business studies tip and the hashtag #Studententerprise. We're dying to hear your tips!
- Deadline Oct 29th 2021.
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1 day ago

A brilliant result - we're so delighted to see the 1st teacher Competition prize has made it into a very fortunate canteen . ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

A #ThrowbackThursday post to celebrate the past winners of the "Most Effective Use of Social Media Award" last May!

They're perfect examples of how to market your #StudentEnterprise and #TY #Minibusiness!

Give a cheer to the lads in O.Glo from St. Mary's CBS in Laois "" Colm Byrne, Aaron Dooley, Adam Ramsbottom.

Check out their account for great promotional tactics
What are these Alumna up to now? We'd love to know - get in touch and comment below!

@Local Enterprise Office Laois
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2 days ago

Just 1 year on from setting up his Student Enterprise, 17 year old Aaron Leonard has sure come a long way. Read his story from student to entrepreneur below … www.studententerprise.ie/category/blog/

Back last November he launched his eco-friendly business called GoECO and got on the Late Late Show briefly last year.
We're so proud of how far he has come and in just a year!!

Thank you Aaron for continuing to inspire us all and #Makingithappen whilst sharing everything you're learning so generously - We wish you ALL THE BEST!
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