Virtual Final for 2020

The Judging Process Has Officially Begun

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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Congratulations to all these #studententerprise County Final winners!
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2 months ago

A very motivational and encouraging living room chat with Carlow 'Enterprising Teacher" Winner Brian Larkin in this quick video ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Check out this archived Video of the Carlow Senior Category #studententerprise winners - 'THE LAST STRAW '- Join us in Ciongraylating them and wishing them the best of luck in the National Finals - Loving the branded jumpers gals! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Life goes on! Today let’s cheer on the #StudentEnterprise County Final winners , participants, schools and teachers in #Carlow as they shine a spotlight on their winners ! Starting with Senior Category winners : The Last Straw! 🌟🥳👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 CONGRATULATIONS ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to the Local Enterprise Office Carlow #studententerprise County Winners and all who took part! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago


It's A Wrap!
The inspirational #StudentEnterprise class of 2019/20 has made this extraordinary year a success! Thank you, everyone, for rising to the occasion. You showed real entrepreneurs are always #MakingitHappen despite the challenges. Take a bow!

It's A Wrap!
The inspirational #StudentEnterprise class of 2019/20 has made this extraordinary year a success! Thank you, everyone, for rising to the occasion. You showed real entrepreneurs are always #MakingitHappen despite the challenges. Take a bow!🙌🥳👏❤️

#SchoolsoutForSUMMER! Enjoy the sun everyone!
What R U looking forward to this summer in these extraordinary times?
We'd love to see you all return this Sept, intact,hale 'n healthy so...#holdfirm on #socialdistancing, have your masks handy & #staysafe! #InThisTogether

A massive congratulations to the TY students from @DunmoreCS who came 3rd in the Senior Category in the national #StudentEnterprise Finals!!
Well done!

No Wexford winners at National Final this year but congrats to all our nominees! And well done to the 480 mini companies who made up the #studententerprise programme in Wexford this year. You all did great work #makingithappen & that's what it's all about! #wexfordsep @LEOwexford

Thanks to @StudentEntProg and @rickoshea for a great show. A great day for the Kingdom here in Kerry bring home 4 prizes 🥳
@LEOCountyKerry @iskillorglin @PresCisland @CastAways20 @Sala_Sios #studententerprise #kerrysea #kerry

Congratulations to everyone, a great result for Kerry. Proud to have been involved in @StudentEntProg with @LEOCountyKerry and well done to all who are keeping the spirit of #studententerprise alive during #COVID__19

Congratulations to all the great winners @StudentEntProg #ClassOf2020 #StudentEnterprise we need great entrepreneurs for the future and this great programme has 26K second level students setting up and running their own business to compete #makingithappen @Loc_Enterprise @Entirl

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