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May 28th 2020

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LEO Student Enterprise Programme National Final Winners

The 2020 National Final of the LEO Student Enterprise Programme took place on Wednesday 27th May via live stream on the Student Enterprise Programm's Facebook and YouTube channels. 

 

We are delighted to announce that one of our Dublin City teams won 1st Place in the Intermediate Category! Congratulations to ‘Aim It’ from Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green on their amazing achievement! 

 

If you are interested in registering your Dublin City school or class for the programme next year, please get in touch either by phone on 01 522 4843, or else by email on dublinsea@gmail.com.

The Student Enterprise Programme City Final Winners 2020!

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Senior Runner Up

 

Sandford Park - Doggy's Delights

Senior Winner

St. Aidan's C.B.S - Bee Dynamite

Intermediate Runner Up

 

Holy Family School for the Deaf - Creative Hands

Intermediate Winner 

Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green  - Aim It Board

Junior Runner Up

Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green - Trees Before Me

Junior Winner

Muckross Park College - Shield - Safe

Margaret Farrell Award

Our Lady of Mercy College, Beaumont - Papillion

Endeavour Award 

Kylemore College - The Bookmark Boyz

WELL DONE TO ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS!

 

LEO Student Enterprise Programme is live!

The first couple of months of the school year have flown by and many of our schools are charging ahead with the Student Enterprise Programme. 

As part of the Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme, we offer three free workshops to the classes involved, the first of which is on the topic of 'Ideas Generation'. This workshop inspires students to think outside the box and come up with innovative business ideas by introducing them to the stories of well known products and companies. 

Ideas Generation is a vital aspect of an entrepreneurs journey. We have heard about some really exciting ideas and look forward to hearing about how they develop over the coming months!

If you need any support at all please do not hesitate to get in touch! As always our email is dublinsea@gmail.com or contact the project office on 01 522 4843.  

July 30th 2018

Register Now for LEO Student Enterprise Programme 2018-19!

After a fantastic year for the Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme, we are delighted to invite you to register now for the programme 2018-19!

The Student Enterprise Programme is an excellent way for students from 1st-6th year to be introduced to real life applications of the business studies curriculum and to gain a range of skills in innovation, entrepreneurship and presentation. 

If you're interested in the programme, please explore the information available on this website and give our project office a call on 01 522 4843, or else email us on dublinsea@gmail.com, and we can begin to arrange the free workshops and resources delivery to your school.

  

May 2nd 2018

LEO 

LEO Student Enterprise Programme National Final Winners

The 2018 National Final of the LEO Student Enterprise Programme took place on Wednesday 2rd May in Croke Park. 

 

Over 200 students with 77 enterprises attended the National Final of the programme, and the standard shown by all teams at the City Final was outstanding.

 

We are delighted to announce that two of our Dublin City teams won awards! Congratulations to ‘Slimey Wonders’ from Muckross Park College who came 3rd place in the Junior Category and to ‘Mind Matters’ from St Joseph’s CBS who won a Special Merit Award in the Senior Category.

 

If you're interested in registering your Dublin City school or class for the programme next year, please get in touch either by phone on 01 522 4843, or else by email on dublinsea@gmail.com

 

March 6th 2018

 

Our Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme Winners

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Tuesday 6th March saw the LEO Student Enterprise Programme Dublin City finals take place in Croke Park. 

Over 40 school teams attended and brought with them a huge range of creative and innovative business and ideas, from sports bags, anti-theft alarms to animal shaped towels!

The winners of the day are below:

Junior Category (1st Years)

Runner up - 'Dana Candles' from Our Lady of Mercy College Beaumont.

Winner -  'Slimey Wonders 'from Muckross Park College.

Intermediate Category (2nd - 3rd Years)

 

Runner Up  - 'You, Me and Education' from Our Lady of Mercy College Beaumont.

Winner - 'Slic Fix ' from Loreto College, Stephen's Green.

Senior Category (4th-6th Years)

Endeavour - 'School Hoodies' from Sandford Park.

Runner Up - 'Sakos' from Catholic University School. 

Winner - 'Mind Matters' from St. Joseph's CBS.

The Best Display award went to 'Frametastic' from Mercy College Coolock.

Best Innovation was awarded to  'ReAmp' from the Institute of Education.

Best Social Media was awarded to 'Pretty Pockets' from Our Lady of Mercy College Coolock.

The Best Tweet was awarded to 'Pop It' from St. Dominic's College

The Judges Merit award went to  'Candy Cone Company' from Assumption Secondary School.

The Margaret Farrell Award was given to 'The Decoupage Crew' from Mercy College Coolock.

 

As always, the judges were impressed with the high standard of the businesses present and every team who attended the Dublin City Final deserves to be proud of their huge achievement. 

The winning teams from the junior, intermediate and senior categories go on to compete in the National Finals taking place on  Wednesday 2nd of May  in Croke Park - we wish them all the best of luck!

October 25th 2017

National Launch of the Student Enterprise Programme 2017-18!

For the national programme launch, Minister Breen visited Coláiste Chill Mhantáin in
Wicklow, where 16-year- old Cillian Scott is a fifth-year student. Back in May, Scott won the Intermediate Category at the National Student Enterprise Awards in Croke Park for ‘Scott Engine Tables,’ a company which transforms car, truck and tank engines into furniture. Minister Breen said: “Since the Student Enterprise Programme began in 2003, more than 150,000 students have benefitted and we want to keep nurturing Ireland’s future entrepreneurs and business leaders in the years to come.' Entrepreneurship is the backbone of the Irish economy and initiatives such as the Michael Nevin is the Chair of the Enterprise Education Committee with the Local Enterprise Offices which runs the Student Enterprise Programme. Welcoming the official launch of this year’s programme by Minister Breen he said: “The Student Enterprise Programme enables thousands of students to explore the world of business, starting in the classroom. This is a very practical programme for second-level students, made possible thanks to the support of schools, principals and teachers in every county and local authority area.”

Check out the Gallery section to see more fantastic photos from the launch!

 

September 29th 2017

September Draws to a Close

The first month of the school year has flown by and many of our schools are charging ahead with the Student Enterprise Programme. With plenty of fantastic business ideas bouncing around - we're excited to see what potential new entrepreneurs are in our midst!

Its not too late to register for the programme - if you give us a call on 01 522 4843 or else an email on dublinsea@gmail.com we can book your school in for the first free workshop. 

September 11th 2017

1st Workshop - Ideas Generation

As part of the Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme we offer three free workshops to the classes involved, the first of which is on the topic of Ideas Generation. 

Ideas Generation is a vital aspect of an entrepreneurs journey - do you have an innovative idea never seen before or will you change up an existing product?

Our workshop engages students in the origin stories of well known products and companies whilst also inspiring them to think outside the box  and see what they can come up with - maybe to become the next Sheryl Sandberg or Elon Musk!

If you're interested in booking your free Ideas Generation workshop, please give us an email on dublinsea@gmail.com or else a call on 01 522 4843.

August 28th 2017

LEO SEP 2017-18 Programme Launch

We are delighted to announce that the Dublin City Local Enterprise Offices' Student Enterprise Programme has launched for the 2017-18 school year! 

The Student Enterprise Programme is an excellent way for students from 1st-6th year to be introduced to real life applications of the business studies curriculum and to gain a range of skills in innovation, entrepreneurship and presentation. 

If you're interested in the programme, please explore the information available on this website and give our project office a call on 01 522 4843, or else email us on dublinsea@gmail.com, and we can begin to arrange the free workshops and resources delivery to your school.  

May 18th 2017

LEO SEP Dublin City Final Video Now Live!

 

The video for the LEO Student Enterprise Programme Dublin City Final that took place on March 8th in Croke Park is now live and available to watch here on our website. 

 

The video gives great insight into what to expect from the programme and the Dublin City final event itself, along with some great words of praise for the students and their enterprises from our guest of honour, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr. 

If you'd like to express your interest and pre-register for next years programme please give us a call in the office on 01 522 4843 or else email us on dublinsea@gmail.com

 

May 4th 2017

LEO Student Enterprise Programme National Final Winners

The 2017 National Final of the LEO Student Enterprise Programme took place on Wednesday 3rd May in Croke Park. 

 

Over 200 students with 77 enterprises attended the National Final of the programme, and the overall category winners below; 

Senior Category: ROC Protection’ from Clonkeen College in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Intermediate Category: ‘Scott Engine Tables’ from Coláiste Chill Mhantáin in Wicklow

Junior Category: ‘Daisy’s Pawesome Bowties’ from Our Lady’s Secondary School in Louth 

This year marks the 15th year of the Student Enterprise Programme, with over 22,000 student from 620 secondary schools around the country participating this year.

 

If you're interested in registering your Dublin City school or class for the programme next year, please get in touch either by phone on 01 522 4843, or else by email on dublinsea@gmail.com

April 3rd 2017

What's next? National Finals!

With the City Finals now complete, we are excited to say that the next step is the much anticipated National Finals! Well done to all of the participants that made it to the City Finals, and a huge congratulations to everybody who has made it to this year's  National Finals.

 

Taking place in the same location as the City Finals, this year's National Finals will also be  in Dublin's Croke Park.  

The event will be taking place on Wednesday 3rd May. 

We hope you all have a great Easter midterm! As usual,  if you have any questions or queries about the National Final, please don't hesitate to contact us on 01 522 4843, or, alternatively you can email us on dublinsea@gmail.com

March 15th 2017

 

Our Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme Winners

Wednesday 8th March saw the LEO Student Enterprise Programme Dublin City finals take place in Croke Park. 

Over 40 school teams attended and brought with them a huge range of creative and innovative business and ideas, from personalised hockey stick grips, humerous 'offensive' birthday cards to live dragons!

The winners of the day are below:

Junior Category (1st Years)

Runner up - 'Caties Candy Corner' from St. Dominic's College

Winner -  'Oh Mazing Grips 'from Muckross Park College 

Intermediate Category (2nd - 3rd Years)

 

Runner Up  - 'M'Nailz' from Our Lady of Mercy Beaumont.

Winner - 'Grip On' from Loreto College, Stephen's Green.

Senior Category (4th-6th Years)

Endeavour - 'Shauna's Sparkling Surprises' from Mercy College

Runner Up - 'The  Bee Sting Group' from St. Louis High School. 

Winner - 'DC Dragons' from St. Aidan's Community School.

The Best Display award went to  'Funky Fillers' from Mercy College.

Best Innovation was awarded to  'Colourful Memories' from Our Lady of Mercy, Beaumont. 

Best Social Media was awarded to Yeezy's from St. Declan's College

The Judges Merit award went to  'SEAR' from Manor House School.

The Margaret Farrell Award was given to 'Raymond Golf' from St David's CBS.

 

As always, the judges were impressed with the high standard of the businesses present, and every team who attended the Dublin City Final deserves to be proud of their huge achievement. 

The winning teams from the junior, intermediate and senior categories go on to compete in the National Finals taking place on Wednesday 3rd of May in Croke Park - we wish them all the best of luck!

February 20th  2017

Next Step  - City Finals!

With the business reports submitted, the next step in the competition has begun - preparation for the City Finals! 

The City Finals are taking place in the new location of Croke Park on Wednesday 8th March

This means that after the mid-term, the competition steps up into preparation mode for the event. Student teams are required to create an exhibition board and present their company to the judges - so its time to start planning and practicing!

We hope you all have a great midterm, and if you have any questions or queries about the City Final, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us on 01 522 4843, or by emailing us on dublinsea@gmail.com

January 24th 2017

Business Plan Deadline Reminder

The business plan deadline is fast approaching! Just a reminder that all business plans are due to be submitted by February 16th, so if you still have to book in for the third workshop, or have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!

Plans are going full steam ahead for the City Event on March 8th in Croke Park. There have been plenty of student enterprise school fairs happening in schools across the city in preparation and we've been hearing excellent feedback on the student businesses! 

If you want to request a LEO Mentor for a fair, or just get in touch, please send us an email on dublinsea@gmail.com or else give us a call on 01-522 4843.

January 9th 2017

Happy New Year

Welcome back to another new year and another new school term!

These next two months are a key time in the student enterprise awards, as the submission deadline for the business plan is February 16th. We look forward to all the exciting ideas and business this years students have come up with!

If you'd like to book in for your final workshops, or have any queries, please contact us on 01 522 4843 or by email on dublinsea@gmail.com

December 14th 2016

Merry Christmas from the Dublin LEO

Student Enterprise Programme! 🎄🎁

As the school term is coming to a close, we'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

We hope you have had a busy and exciting 2016 and wish you all the best for the upcoming new year and school term. 

January will definitely be a time to hit the ground running with the student enterprise awards, with the submission deadline for the business plan being February 16th 2017.

As ever, if you have any questions or need any support, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, either by email on dublinsea@gmail.com, or by phone on 01 522 4843.

October 27th 2016

 

Happy Halloween! 

 

We hope you all have a great midterm and that your businesses are coming together and beginning to take shape.  If you are looking for any support please do not hesitate to get in touch!

 

Also, if you would like to book in for a free programme workshop please email dublinsea@gmail.com or contact the project office on 01 522 4843

September 09 2016

Student Enterprise Awards Launch 2016/2017

The time has come again! Registration for The Student Enterprise Awards is now officially OPEN!

 

As always we are seeing a huge interest in the awards this year. Schools from all over Dublin have started booking their introductory workshops so be sure to book yours! 

 

You can book your first introductory workshop by calling the Student Enterprise Awards Project Office on 01 522 4843 or by emailing us on dublinsea@gmail.com.

July 07 2017

Student Enterprise Awards Winners 2016

The Student Enterprise Awards would like to extend huge congratulations to 2016’s winners and runners up in the finals!

The standard of the projects exhibited at the awards was absolutely astounding. The projects were very inspired and were clearly created with a lot of love, passion, and dedication which made the judging process an unenviable task.

It’s fair to say that 2016’s entries to the programme were among the greatest The Student Enterprise Awards has seen in a long time. Everyone who made it to the final should be immensely proud!

2016’s winners are listed below.

 

Senior Category winners

Annie Madden and Kate Madden from Loreto College with their project FenuHealth.

Runner-up

Shane Curran & Joshua Bell-Curran from Terenure College with their project Droptu

Intermediate Category Winner

Joshua Bell Curran from Terenure College with Easicardz

Runner-up:

Adrianne Ward, Anna Clarke, Katie Rose Barry, and Aoileann Ni Mhurchu from Loreto College with Swirl Nails Co-op

Junior Category Winner

Sarah Forde from St. Dominic’s College, Cabra with Dainty Doors

Runner-Up:

Sophie Madden from Our Lady of Mercy, Beaumont with Signs and Times

Senior Endeavor Award Winner

Jayden Jones, Rebecca King, Aisling O'Brien, Jodi Hynes, Katie O’Connell and Leah Hynes from Assumption Secondary School, Kilnamana.

 

Best Overall Display

Daire O’Connell and Bianca Shakeshift from St. Louis High School, Charleville with Oats for Goats

Best Overall Innovation

Evan Darcy and Adam Dalton from St. Paul’s College, Sybil Hill with Robotify

Best Overall Social Media

Emma Lynch, Kelly Jean Courtney, and Emma Byrne from Our Lady of Mercy College Beaumont with Videnda

Judges Merit Award

Rodrigo Soberon, Kian Auguste, Aaron Dowling, and Neil Hoey from St. Aidan’s CBS with Vinyl Arts.

Winner of the Margaret Farrell Award

Abby Sommers, Kerri Hayes Ryan, Lauryn Smith, Leah Thompson, and Molly Bannon from Mercy College, Coolock with Book Buddies.

Best Tweet

Seán Cassidy, Ben Forde, Patrick Ruane, Gerard Murphy, and Ryan Kershaw from St. Declan’s College with Educate Easy

Best Selfie

Niamh Corry from Holy Faith Secondary School with Picture Boxes

We hope you all had a great time at the award ceremony in Dublin Castle and hope to see you all again next year!

March 10th 2016

 

Its almost that time of the the year again! #DUBSEA16

 

The LEO Dublin City Enterprise Awrds City Final is just around the corner and will be taking place this coming Tuesday March 15th in the Printworks of Dublin Castle.

 

Awards will be handed out in the 3 categories of Junior, Intermediate and Senior as well as a bunch of additional awards, such as Best Display, Best Social Media and many more.

 

There will also be some very exciting spot prizes courtesy of Live Nation which should keep the excitement in the air for all!

 

 

#dubsea16

 

 

January 25th 2016

 

A new year - another exciting LEO Student Enterprise Awards!

 

By now we hope that most of you have had your Report Writing Skills workshop and are feeling confident for the business report deadline on February 26th. 

 

We know that a number of schools have held internal enterprise competitions and the standard has been very high with the LEO mentors being very impressed.

 

If you would like to book a visit from a LEO Mentor for your school please get in contact! As always our email is dublinsea@gmail.com or you can contact the project office on 01 522 4843.

 

December 21st 2015

 

Happy Christmas from LEO Student Enterpirse Awards!

 

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and all the best for the new year ahead! 

 

A little reminder that the business report submission deadline for the competition this year is Friday February 26th 2016 so this is something groups should be thinking about and starting in January.

 

If you need any support at all please do not hesitate to get in touch! As always our email is dublinsea@gmail.com or contact the project office on 01 522 4843.

 

 

November 20th 2015

 

LEO Student Enterprise Awards are live!

 

We hope your enterprises are well established by now and thriving. The Christmas period is a great time to get out there and make some sales. We have heard about some really great business ideas at the first round of this years workshops and we are so excited to see what else you guys can do!

 

Remember we offer four different free workshops so make sure you avail of all four. By now you should have had your Ideas Generarion and Marketing & Finance workshops so get booking for your Report Writing and Presentation Skills workshops now!

If you need any support at all please do not hesitate to get in touch! As always our email is dublinsea@gmail.com or contact the project office on 01 522 4843.

 
 
October 30th 2015

 

LEO Student Enterprise Awards 2015/16 registration date has closed!

Happy Halloween!

 

We hope you enjoyed your mid-term break and your businesses are doing well - if you are looking looking for any support please do not hesitate to get in touch!

 

Also, if you would like to book in for a free workshop please email dublinsea@gmail.com or contact the project office on 01 522 4843

 
September 14th 2015

 

LEO Student Enterprise Awards 2015/16 Launch!

 

Its that time of year again!

 

We have already seen a huge interest in the 2015/16 Student Enterprise Awards - if you are looking to enter your school please email dublinsea@gmail.com or contact the project office on 01 522 4843

We can't wait to see what this years crop of young entrpeneurs have up their sleeves!

 
April 22nd 2015 

 

Congratulations to the winners at this years Student Enterprise Awards National Final!

 

The top category awards at this year’s Student Enterprise Awards National Finals (held on April 22nd 2015), organised by the Local Enterprise Offices, have gone to enterprising teens from Offaly, South Dublin and North Cork.

 

16-year-old Shíofra Ryan from Offaly took the overall Senior Category prize for ‘An Tionchar’, meaning ‘Impact’ in Irish, which has patent-pending designs on a boot for hurling and camogie players. The transition year student from St. Brendan’s Community School in Birr is already in discussions with manufacturers, to produce her invention on a bigger scale.

 

The Intermediate Category, which is open to second and third year students, was won by Dara Ward from ‘My GAA Journey’ of Coláiste Eanna in South Dublin. The top prize in the Junior Category, for first year students, went to Mary O’ Leary, Eva Fitzgibbon and Ciara Litchfield from  ‘Bring a Fairy Home’ at St. Mary’s Secondary School, Charleville in North Cork. 

 

Co-ordinated by all 31 Local Enterprise Offices across Ireland, the 13th Annual Student Enterprise Awards National Final in Croke Park saw 300 student entrepreneurs showcase 74 different businesses, across Junior, Intermediate and Senior Categories.  17,000 students from 370 schools take part in the programme every year.

 

Awards for Innovation, Best Display, Intellectual Property Awareness and Social Media were also presented to schools as part of the €10,000 prize fund.

 

Hard luck to all our brilliant Dublin City Finalists. You all did brilliantly to make it to the National Final. The competition was tough.

 

Make sure you all register for next years programme and maybe we can take home an award for Dublin City!

 

 

 

13th March 2015

 

LEO Student Enterprise Awards Dublin City Final Winners announced!

 

Congratulations to Aicha's Sweet Scents beat off stiff competition to take 1st place in the junior category at this years Dublin City Final with her selection of homemade, hand crafted scented candles, each with its own different and original scent and design

 

It was a good year for Our Lady of Mercy Beaumont as their  2nd year student Wiktoria Klak who won in the junior category last year took home main prize in the intermediate category again this year. This time round Wiktoria made her very own brand of hand-made, eco-friendly personalized wooden boxes which can be customised for individuals, businesses, clubs or societies.

 

The top prize in the senior category went to Three Timely Tales from St. Michael's Secondary School in Finglas. Three Timely Tales is an educational children’s book which explores a variety of Irish literary legends, the book utilises the Irish language with translations and phonetics provided at the back of the book.

 

A talented bunch, I'm sure youll agree. - make sure to check back on April 22nd to see if any of our students have placed at the Student Enterprise Awards National Final in Croke Park on April 22nd.

 

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October 13th 2014
 
LEO Student Enterprise Awards Update - 
 
 
Momentum is building in Dublin City with this years Student Enterprise Awards. 
 
Across the city, over 1500 students are generating the next wave of innvoative and creative products and services.
 
If you would like to register you class for your first FREE workshop, its not too late to do so. Simply register your interest online, call us in our project office on 01 522 4843 or email us at dublinsea@gmail.com
 
We can't wait to see what you all have to offer!