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2023/2024 Programme

April, 2024

Student Enterprise National Final 2024

​​Best of luck to our winners Quris, Glow & Co., and Slobber Stopper, who will be representing Dublin City at the Student Enterprise National Final on Thursday 9th May, at the Mullingar Park Hotel. We can't wait to see them shine on the National stage and do us proud! 

February 28th, 2024

Dublin City Final 2024

​​What an incredible day at this year's Dublin City Final. From amazing enterprises to a stunning venue and even karaoke - what more could you ask for?! Well done to every single team that showcased on the day and a big congratulations to this year's winners! 

Representing Dublin City at the 2024 Student Enterprise National Final are…

Senior Winner

Quris

St Declan’s College

Margaret Farrell Award

Heyfield

Stanhope Street Secondary School

Senior Runner Up

Zapp 

Stratford College

Senior Runner Up

Pocket Play

Our Lady of Mercy College

Intermediate Winner

Glow & Co.

Our Lady of Mercy College

Intermediate Runner Up 

Magic Scents

St. Dominic's College

Intermediate Runner Up

Sketch To Go

St. Vincent's Secondary School 

Junior Winner

Slobber Stopper

Stratford College

Junior Runner Up

Crochet Creatures

Our Lady of Mercy College 

eBay eCommerce Innovator Award

Zapp

Stratford College

eBay Excellence in eCommerce

Scently

Grange Community College

Sustainability Award

Keelets

St. Dominic's College 

Innovation Award

Homework Heros

St Aidans C.B.S. 

Social Enterprise Award

Picture Perfect

Mercy College, Coolock 

Well done to everybody who took part in the Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme throughout the year, and to every team who presented at the City Final 2024!

January 16th, 2024

Competition File Deadline 

Reminder that this year's deadline for submission of the competition files for the Dublin City Student Enterprise Awards is February 7th. We are very much looking forward to seeing your work!

January, 2024

Dublin City Regional Final 2023/2024

We are delighted to announce that this years' Dublin City Final will be held on Wednesday, February 28th in the Round Room at the Mansion House! This years' Final will take an exhibition style format, with each team being given a poster board and display table. We very much look forward to seeing you there on the day!

December 21, 2023

🎄Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the LEO Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme 🎁

As the school term is coming to a close, the LEO Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme would like to thank all schools for their participation in this year’s programme. It’s been a busy term but we hope you’ve enjoyed your Student Enterprise Journey so far. It’s been great to hear about all the innovative and well thought out business ideas that have been developed over the past few months. Have a great Christmas and we will see you in the New Year!

December 21, 2023

The Student Enterprise Programme is back!

The Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme is officially open for registration for the 2023/2024 academic year! To register, go to the Registration page.

2022/2023 Programme

April 4th, 2023

Dublin City Final 2023

What a fantastic day this years Dublin City Final was. Amazing enterprises, beautiful venue,  karaoke - what more could you ask for?! Well done to every single team that showcased there on the day and a big congratulations to this year's winners:

Senior Winner

Dexterity

Belvedere College

Senior Runner Up

Vibey Vinyls

Alexandra College

Senior Runner Up

Eclipse Lips

Sandymount Park ETSS

Intermediate Winner

Faire Jewellery

Our Lady Of Mercy College Beaumont

Intermediate Runner Up

Connection Less

St. Vincent's Secondary School

Junior Winner

Helmet Hair

Holy Faith Secondary School

Junior Runner Up

All4Petz

Our Lady Of Mercy College Beaumont

Endeavour Award

Hybrid Japanese Typewriter

Stratford College

Margaret Farrell Award

Enchanted Eco Crystals

Mercy College Coolock

Smart Dublin Innovation Award

Bag Buckle Ltd

St. Aidan's C.B.S.

February 23rd, 2023

Competition File Deadline 

Reminder that this year's deadline for submission of the competition files for the Dublin City Student Enterprise Awards is March 2nd. We are very much looking forward to seeing your work!

January 26th, 2023

Dublin City Regional Final 2022/2023

We are delighted to announce that this year's Dublin City Final will be held on Tuesday, March 21st in the Round Room at the Mansion House! This year the Final will take an exhibition style format, with each team being given a poster board and display table. We very much look forward to seeing you there on the day!

December 20th, 2022

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the LEO Dublin City SEP Project Team! Well done on all of your hard work so far. We are looking forward to being in contact with you in the New Year as we prepare for the Dublin City Regional Final!

November 16th, 2022

Official Launch of the Student Enterprise Programme 2022/2023 

Monday marked the official launch of this year's Student Enterprise Programme! This was held at St. Patrick’s Classical School in Navan, with Minister Damien English in attendance. 

October 24th, 2022

Two Additional Awards for the 2022/2023 Programme

This year two new awards will be introduced in the Finals. 

  1. Green Go-Getter Award: An award for the most sustainable enterprise. Factors that will be considered are consideration of SDGs, resources used, waste management, and energy use.

  2. Best SEP Website: An award for the best business website to promote and/or sell products and services.

September 27th, 2022

Optional Competitions for this Year's Programme

Aside from the Main Competition, the Student Enterprise Programme also offer some Optional Competitions. Students can take part in these whether they take part in the County Final, or not. 

My Entrepreneurial Journey Competition

Students are asked to imagine themselves as having set up a business and to tell their story of how they became an entrepreneur. This is open to Junior and Intermediate Category students only.

The Folens' 'Smart Business Award'

The aim of this competition is to encourage students to think creatively about how they can use their ‘smarts’ to solve everyday problems. Students are asked to come up with an idea for a product/service that does just this and submit their idea to an online vault.

 

Social Stars Competition

This competition focuses on social media use for students' enterprises. We are looking for creativity, engagement levels and the value provided to customers. 

Click here for more information.

August 29th, 2022

LEO Student Enterprise Programme is Back! 

We are delighted to be welcoming back the Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme for the 2022-2023 school year. We look forward to another fantastic Programme where students can unleash their creativity and develop lifelong entrepreneurial skills


Interested in taking part? You can register here and join us for the exciting Programme we have in store! 

2021/2022 Programme

March 25th, 2022

LEO Student Enterprise Programme City Final Winners 2022! 

Senior Winner

Madrateic​

Belvedere College

Senior Runners Up

Sammy and Friends

Mercy College, Coolock

Senior Runners Up

Teacher Tower

Stratford College

Intermediate Winner

Cingdom of Candles

St. Louis High School

Intermediate Runners Up

Boost in a Ball

Loreto College

Intermediate Runners Up

Mind your Ps and Qs

Loreto College

Junior Winner

Lee Hands Masks​

Grange Community College

Margaret Farrell Award

Ballymun Lights​

Beneavin de la Salle College

Endeavour Award

Soul Jewels

Holy Family School for the Deaf

Well done to everybody who took part in the Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme throughout the year, and to every team who presented at the City Final 2022! 

January 24th 2022

Next Stop - City Finals

​​Now that we've all found our feet and have settled into online learning, it's time to focus on the next step in the LEO Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme - the City Final! This year, the LEO Dublin City Finals are taking place online the week of Monday the 21st of March.

We know schools have been working really hard over the past few months so well done to all students for participating and getting this far in the programme. You have all demonstrated remarkable learning and achieved a lot to be proud of over the past few months. The judges are really looking forward to hearing all about your student enterprises and your experiences!

But before we get to that, participating teams - remember to submit your Business Report and PowerPoint Presentation by March 4th. 

If you have any questions about the City Final or the materials to be submitted or if you would like to book your next workshop, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via any of the methods on the Contact page.

 

December 21st 2021

🎄Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the LEO Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme🎁

As the school term is coming to a close, the LEO Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme would like to thank all participating schools for their participation in this year’s programme. It’s been a busy term but we hope you’ve enjoyed your Student Enterprise Journey so far. It’s been great to hear about all the innovative and well thought out business ideas that have been developed over the past few months!

Remember to take a well deserved break over the holidays. Once we get back in January, you will need to hit the ground running as the LEO Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme City Final will be taking place in March 2022!

Over the holiday season all online resources will continue to be available on the Student Enterprise Programme websiteIf you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via any of the methods on the Contact page

Wishing you and yours a safe Christmas and a happy New Year.

October 26th, 2021

Happy Mid-term break to all teachers and students in the Dublin city Student Enterprise Programme!  

​​We hope you all have a great Mid-term break and Happy Halloween! Well done to everyone who is flying ahead with business ideas and scheduling in workshops. We hope they have been beneficial for all students and teachers alike. 

October 12th, 2021

The Margaret Farrell Award 2021 

​On the 12th October, the Margaret Farrell Award was presented to the 2021 winner, Dara Nic An Bhaird of Gaelcholáiste Reachrann for her business idea of Dapper Hampers in the 2020-2021 Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme. Dapper Hampers are seasonal hampers for festive occasions. Dara's idea lifted spirits of the community through the Covid-19 pandemic. Profits from sales went towards Children's Health Foundation in Crumlin and also contributed to creating a small garden within their school grounds.

September 1st, 2021

Welcome back to the Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme!

​We hope you all had a relaxing and well deserved break over the Summer months. Equally, we hope that you are just as excited as us about the Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme 2021-2022!

The Programme is now open for registration this year. We have a very exciting year ahead of us with lots of amazing prizes to be won! Unleash your students' creativity and innovation by signing up! You can register here.

2020/2021 Programme

May 21st, 2021

LEO Student Enterprise Programme National Final Winners

The 2021 National Final of the LEO Student Enterprise Programme took place last Friday, the 14th of May. The event was broadcast live from Croke Park and is available to watch back on the Student Enterprise Programme's Facebook page and YouTube channel.

This year saw Canine Kits from Our Lady of Mercy College Beaumont represent Dublin City in the Junior category of the National Final; Dublin City was represented in the Intermediate category by Handibags from Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green and competing for Dublin City in the Senior category was SARA Mask Mist from Alexandra College.

Congratulations to our Dublin City National Finalists on this huge achievement and for all their hard work since September!

This year saw over 1,330 students and more than 30 schools from Dublin City take part  in the Student Enterprise Programme. We would like to thank each and every one of our students and teachers for their fantastic ideas, their hard work, and their continuous dedication to the programme. If you are interested in registering your Dublin City school or class for the programme next year, please get in touch via any of the methods on the Contact page.

March 23rd, 2021

LEO Student Enterprise Programme City Final Winners 2021! 

Senior Winner

SARA Mask Mist​

Alexandra College

​​​​Senior Runners Up

Landmark Coasters

Ringsend College

​​​​Senior Runners Up

The Spice of Life

Sandford Park School

​​​​Senior Runners Up

Oceanique

Mercy College, Coolock

Intermediate Winner

Handibags

Loreto College, St. Stephen's Green

Junior Winner

Canine Kits 

Our Lady of Mercy College, Beaumont

Margaret Farrell Award

Dapper Hampers 

Gaelcholáiste Reachrann

Endeavour Award

Handy Helper

Belvedere College S.J.

Well done to everybody who took part in the Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme throughout the year, and to every team who presented at the City Final 2021! 

March 15th 2021

City Finals!

It’s almost that time of year again - the Dublin City Final is just a week away. We're really looking forward to it and we hope you are too!

This year, over 1300 students from schools across Dublin City have participated in the Local Enterprise Office Student Enterprise Programme. This coming Monday and Tuesday, the 22nd and 23rd of March, the finalist teams from each school will meet virtually with our esteemed panel of judges to showcase their enterprise journey, learnings, and achievements.

Over the coming week, we recommend that each team takes the time to practice their presentation. Take a breath, get familiar with what you want to say to the judges within your 4 minutes, and you'll be all set for next week!

 

From all of us at the LEO Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme Team, we’d like to offer our congratulations to each student on their achievements and participation in this year’s programme, and best of luck to the teams who will be representing their schools at the City Final.

If you have any questions in relation to this year’s City Final, please feel free to get in contact with us via any of the methods on the Contact page.

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February 22nd 2021

Business Summary Deadline Reminder

Welcome back, we hope you had a well-deserved break over the midterm!

This year's City Final is set to take place online on March 22nd and 23rd and is fast approaching. 

Remember, your 2-Page Business Summary and PowerPoint Presentation are  are due to be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday, March 10th, so make sure to add any finishing touches over the next couple of weeks!

If you have any questions in relation to the LEO Dublin City  Final or the programme in general, please don't hesitate to get in touch via any of the methods on the Contact page.

January 29th 2021

 Next Stop - City Finals  

Now that we've all found our feet and have settled into online learning, it's time to focus on the next step in the LEO Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme - the City Final! This year, the LEO Dublin City Finals are taking place online the week of Monday the 22nd of March.

We know schools have been working really hard over the past few months so well done to all students for participating and getting this far in the programme. You have all demonstrated remarkable learning and achieved a lot to be proud of over the past few months. The judges are really looking forward to hearing all about your student enterprises and your experiences!

But before we get to that, participating teams - remember to submit your 2-Page Business Summary and PowerPoint Presentation by Wednesday March 10th. 

If you have any questions about the City Final or the materials to be submitted or if you would like to book your next workshop, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via any of the methods on the Contact page.

December 21st 2020

🎄Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🎁 from the LEO Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme 

​The Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme is an initiative run by the Dublin City Local Enterprise Office. The Student Enterprise Programme is Ireland’s largest and most successful student enterprise programme with over 26,000 second level students taking part each year from all over Ireland. The programme complements the business studies curriculum at both junior and senior level and is a rewarding experience for students, giving them the freedom to develop their business concepts to the fullest.

As the school term is coming to a close, the LEO Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme would like to thank all participating schools for their participation in this year’s programme. It’s been a busy term but we hope you’ve enjoyed your Student Enterprise Journey so far. It’s been great to hear about all the innovative and well thought out business ideas that have been developed over the past few months!

 

Remember to take a well deserved break over the holidays. Once we get back in January, you will need to hit the ground running as the LEO Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme City Final will be taking place on 8th & 9th March, 2021!

Over the holiday season all online resources will continue to be available on the Student Enterprise Programme website. Previous Live Broadcasts can also be rewatched on Facebook and YouTube.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact via any of the methods on the Contact page.

 

Wishing you and yours a safe Christmas and a happy New Year.

August 31st 2020

Register Now for the LEO Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme 2020/21!

After a fantastic and successful year for the LEO Dublin City Student Enterprise Programme, we are delighted to invite you to register now for the 2020/21 programme!

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 through the creation, establishment and running of a student enterprise or 'mini-company'. 

If you're interested in the programme, please explore the information available on this website. For further information or to register, get in touch via any of the methods on the Contact page and we will be happy to begin to arrange the free workshops and resources for your school!

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