National Final 2020 Winners Announced

National Final 2020 Winners Announced

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.

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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

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

2019 intermediate winners -crios mhadra
Crios Mhadra
Intermediate Category Winners 2019 

2019 junior winner - specres
Junior Category Winner 2019 


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WIN a signed hoodie & t-shirt from #StudentEnterprise Ambassador, Josh Van Der Flier!

We want to get your ideas on what online features you would like to see on the Student Enterprise social media accounts in the upcoming SEP programme - or what online resources would help your student enterprise business during the programme?

You can comment below or DM the account with your suggestions - a lucky winner will get the signed hoodie!

Comp closes July 18th! Good luck!! 🤩🎉🎉
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2 days ago

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Online, group and individual online calls would be very helpful to ask questions, brainstorm ideas and share experiences. This would give students a solid foundation. Microsoft Teams groups would also be beneficial as it keeps all the information in one place.

Nathan Ryan

Well ..... Just look at who turned up on the doorstep of our National Intermediate Category #StudentEnterprise winners!

Student Enterprise Ambassador & Ireland Rugby legend Josh van der Flier was delighted to meet Grace, Aoife & Juliette of Loreto College St Stephens Green who have turned their passion for basketball into the award winning business, AIM IT !

Have a watch and find out more about Aim It at

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3 weeks ago

It's A Wrap!
The inspiring work of the #StudentEnterprise class of 2019-2020 has come to an end in this extraordinary year! Everyone rose to the occasion and showed the nation that real entrepreneurs make the most of their resources despite the challenges - Take a bow!

What a great army of supporters we have had from the parents to schools & teachers, coordinators and Local Enterprise Offices - Thank You!

We also celebrate all the great mini businesses and participants who went before us.

It's been a blast. Can't wait for next year's adventure!
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This Yr 450 students from 10 #Offaly schools joined our #StudentEnterprise Competition, creating their own minibusinesses. #YourCouncilDay @offalycoco @LAsIreland
👩‍🎓25 Entries made it to County Finals
🧑‍🎓5 Teams got to National Finals
👨‍🎓1 National Winner won a Special Merit Award

Delighted to be part of the SEA and SEP @StudentEntProg, all of which wouldn’t happen without the fantastic dedication and support of @sligococo and @LEOSligo. Thanks for everything you do👏

Local 1st year Students from @cicsummerhill supported by Teacher @DervillaCasey and @LEOSligo recently secured the runner-up spot in the Junior Category at the National Final of the @StudentEntProg
#YourCouncilDay #DoLásaChomhairle

We are so thrilled that Ireland Rugby legend @joshvdf took time out to come and meet us and present us with the trophy. An enormous thank you to @joshvdf and to everyone in @StudentEntProg, @LEODublinCity and @Entirl. Aim-It and Score!

Look who turned up on the doorstep of our Intermediate Category #StudentEnterprise winners!

Ireland Rugby legend @joshvdf was delighted to meet @aim_it_board of @Loreto_Green who have turned their passion for basketball into an award winning business!

@LEODublinCity @LAsIreland

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