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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
25000
Students Take Part Each Year

Three Categories

1

Junior Category

1st year students
2

Intermediate Category

2nd and 3rd year students
3

Senior Category

Transition Year, 4th year, 5th year, 6th year, LCA, LCVP and Youth Reach students

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
student enterprise programme

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
LEO RegionSEP Co-ordinatorContact Details
CarlowSarah Byrne/Rosie DunneEmail: enterprise@carlowcoco.ie

Email: sepleocarlow@gmail.com
CavanFrancis Verling/Fionnuala RogersEmail: francis@verling.ie

Email: fionnualarogersconsulting@gmail.com
ClareTheresa MulvihillEmail: theresa@smartmarketing.ie

Email: hpilkington@clarecoco.ie

Cork CityTheresa MulvihillEmail: info@corkschoolsenterprise.ie
Dun Laoghaire-RathdownGarry LoweEmail: garry@whizzkids.ie
DonegalGrace KorbelEmail: Grace.Korbel@leo.donegalcoco.ie
Dublin CityMia Jansens/Caoimhe CroninEmail: dublinsea@gmail.com
FingalMia Jansens/Caoimhe CroninEmail: fingalsep@realnation.ie
GalwayPJ MullinEmail: pj@whizzkids.ie
KerryCaitriona P CollinsEmail: info@cpcmarketingconsultants.com
KildareGarry LoweEmail: garry@whizzkids.ie
KilkennyRosie DunneEmail: sepkilkenny@gmail.com
LaoisRosie DunneEmail: sepleolaois@gmail.com
LeitrimSheena Cannon

Brian Dolan
Email: sheena.cannon@leitrimcoco.ie

Email: briandolan@zoho.com
LimerickGarry LoweEmail: garry@whizzkids.ie
LongfordSadie WheatleyEmail: sadiewheatley@gmail.com
LouthFionnuala Rogers

Francis Verling
Email: fionnualarogersconsulting@gmail.com

Email: info@verling.ie
MayoGarry LoweEmail@ garry@whizzkids.ie
MeathSerena BryansEmail: Serena@aboutcommunications.ie
MonaghanFionnuala Rogers/Francis VerlingEmail: francis@verling.ie

Email: fionnualarogersconsulting@gmail.com
North CorkGarry LoweEmail: garry@whizzkids.ie
OffalyGarry LoweEmail: garry@whizzkids.ie
RoscommonGarry LoweEmail: garry@whizzkids.ie
SligoBrian DolanEmail: studententerprisecalendar@gmail.com
South CorkGrainne CarmodyEmail: sep@carmodyconsultancy.com
South DublinMia Jansens/Caoimhe CroninEmail: sepleodublinsouth@realnation.ie
TipperaryTina MulhearneEmail: tina.mulhearne@tipperarycoco.ie
WaterfordJonathan EarlEmail: jonathan@b2bcommunications.ie
West CorkChristine DugganEmail: christine@dmpr.ie
WestmeathMia Jansens/Caoimhe CroninEmail: leowestmeathsep@realnation.ie
WexfordTanya O'BrienEmail: tanya@gatewayconsulting.ie
WicklowMia Jansens/Caoimhe CroninEmail: leowicklowsep@realnation.ie