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The Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme, organised by the Local Enterprise Office Dublin City, 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 nationwide competition.

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


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 aim of the programme is to equip students with the opportunity to set up and run a business

  • Students can register under one of three categories: Junior (1st years), Intermediate (2nd and 3rd years) and Senior Category (4th-6th years, LCA, LCVP and Youth Reach students)

  • Schools are offered a range of supports throughout the year including in-school workshops, a host of resources and support from the project office

  • Students get a chance to enter the Dublin City Final

  • Winners of the Dublin City Final are invited to the National Final where they compete with students from all over Ireland who have been selected by their respective Local Enterprise Office


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


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!


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