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What is the Student Enterprise Programme?

  • Enterprise education programme run by the Network of Local Enterprise Office of Ireland (LEOs)
  • LARGEST & MOST SUCCESSFUL student enterprise programme with over 25,000 STUDENTS taking part each year.
  • Runs from September to May each year
  • Students get to set up their own business and do everything a real life entrepreneur would do….. from coming up with the business idea to marketing & writing a business plan
  • County Finals take place in February/March each year in each county
  • One student team goes forward to take part in the National Final in May 2023 to be named Student Enterprise of the Year


  • Junior Category: 1st year students
  • Intermediate Category: 2nd and 3rd year students
  • Senior Category: Transition Year, 4th year, 5th year, 6th year, LCA, LCVP and Youth Reach students*.

*Each student must be no older than 18 years old on the day of the National Final.

What are the benefits of the Student Enterprise Programme?

  • Enhances creativity
  • Improves communication skills
  • Provides practical uses for business studies topics
  • Encourages students to consider self-employment as a career choice
  • Equips students with the skills to set up and run their own business
  • Combines classroom learning with real life experiences
  • Opportunity to meet and learn from entrepreneurs in the local community
  • Excellent PR opportunities for schools
  • Excellent support tools for teachers, students and schools
  • On-going support from local Schools Co-ordinator

Your own designated Student Enterprise Co-ordinator

  • Each county has their own designated Schools Enterprise Co-ordinator.
  • In-school workshops
  • FREE teacher and student resources
  • Visits by local entrepreneurs

Find My Local SEP Co-ordinator

LEO RegionSEP Co-ordinatorContact Details
CarlowJim WoodsEmail:
CavanColm FinneganEmail:
ClareTheresa MulvihillEmail:

Cork CityTheresa MulvihillEmail:
Dun Laoghaire-RathdownGarry LoweEmail:
DonegalGrace KorbelEmail:
Dublin CityAmy DurkinEmail:
FingalAmy DurkinEmail:
GalwayPJ MullinEmail:
KerryCaitriona P CollinsEmail:
KildareGarry LoweEmail:
KilkennyRosie DunneEmail:
LaoisHonor DeevyEmail:
LeitrimSheena CannonEmail:
LimerickGarry LoweEmail:
LongfordAnna LaneEmail:
LouthFionnuala Rogers

Francis Verling

MayoGarry LoweEmail@
MeathSerena BryansEmail:
MonaghanFionnuala RogersEmail:
North CorkGarry LoweEmail:
OffalyGarry LoweEmail:
RoscommonEilis MuloolyEmail:
SligoBrian DolanEmail:
South CorkGrainne CarmodyEmail:
South DublinAmy DurkinEmail:
TipperaryTina MulhearneEmail:
WaterfordJonathan EarlEmail:
West CorkChristine DugganEmail:
WestmeathAmy DurkinEmail:
WexfordColm KavanaghEmail:
WicklowAmy DurkinEmail: