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The Student Enterprise Programme, which is organised by the LEO Dublin City Office, was established to help create an enterprising culture within secondary schools, by encouraging students to set up innovative business with their classmates, as part of a nation-wide competition.


With over 1,600 students now involved, Dublin City run the largest student enterprise programme of its kind in the country!


The aim of the programme is to equip students with the opportunity to set up and run a business and to enter that business into an Awards programme where they compete with students from all other parts of Dublin. The winners of the Dublin City Final are then entered into the National Final where they compete with students from all over Ireland who have been selected by their respective Local Enteprise Office.




Students can enter the Student Enterprise Programme individually or in groups but must register through a teacher and as part of a school within the Dublin City catchment area.


The experience offers a valuable exercise in teamwork and problem solving as well as an opportunity to network and present themselves and their businesses in a more public forum.


The Student Enterprise Programme also offers The Enterprise Encounter Programme for Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme students. This programme gives students a chance to experience entrepreneurship on a very personal level through meetings with successful business people.


For more information, please contact the Schools Co-Ordinator Amy on 01 522 4843 to discuss further or you can email her at


At the start of the new academic year we offer support and suggestions to students, teachers and independent learners in second level schools throughout the Dublin City area on all aspects of enterprise. In our current economic climate, it has been widely acknowledged that the entrepreneurs of the future hold the key to our county's success and more importantly its survival.


Our supports for teachers, schools and students are available at the end of a telephone call or email - you tell us how you need the support and we will endeavour to bring enterprise to life in your classroom. In light of Covid-19, we have been working to adapt and revamp the Student Enterprise Programme so it can run in an exciting new online format and so that workshops can take place remotely and in line with your school's unique circumstances and schedule.


We also offer support for independent learners who may have individual questions or needs.  It is our aim to help create, re-inforce and encourage difference and challenge students to create an entreprise culture in young people in the Dublin City Area.


If you would like to learn more about our workshops and information events please check in our students section for tips on how to get started and don't forget to check out our teachers section for that little extra!

Schools Programme

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