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Business Brainwave Competition 2023

The Business Brainwave Competition will soon open for applications. (November 2022)

The idea behind this competition is to encourage creative thinking and innovative among students, without students having to actually produce a product or prototype.

Here’s How It Works

-Students must come up with an innovative new business idea based around a specified them. The theme for 2022/23 is ‘Tourism & Hospitality’.

-Students DO NOT have to have a prototype or product made/sold to take part in this competition – it is purely concept based and students will be judged on the innovation of their idea.

-Students must make a short 2 minute video (maximum length) outlining what their business idea is and how it works.

-There are two categories this year – Junior (1st, 2nd, 3rd year) & Senior (TY, 4th, 5th, 6th year, LCA, LCVP)

Rules & Regulations:

Over 16’s: Any student appearing in the video clip must also be over 16 years of age at the time of appearing in the video. The video clip should be uploaded to the student’s You Tube account and put on a ‘public setting’.

Under 16’s: Students should NOT appear in the video but instead use props/animation/slides/narration to pitch their idea. The video clip should be uploaded to You Tube account (with parental permission) and put on a ‘public setting’.

-Entries must be on an individual basis ONLY.

-To qualify to enter a student must be signed-up for the Student Enterprise Programme at their school.

-The business idea being used for the main Student Enterprise Programme (mini company) cannot be used as the idea for this new award. The idea for this new award must be entirely separate.

-Entry deadline: 28th February 2023.

-Entries in each of the different LEO regions/counties will be judged at local level initially and one winner chosen to be put forward for the National Business Brainwave Award 2023, which will be announced our National Final 2023. The prize for the Overall National Winner is a 500 euro voucher (Senior Category) and 500 euro (Junior Category).