This year’s final took place in the Printworks Dublin Castle with 177 students from 23 secondary schools attending having qualified for the final.
Since the programme was launched last September, the budding entrepreneurs have been running their own enterprises and learning about the world of business, with help from their teachers and Local Enterprise Office Dublin City. After setting up presentation stands inside the Printworks at Dublin Castle, the students were interviewed by expert judges, before of the announcement of winners.
Councillor Daithí Doolan, representing the Lord Mayor at the event, said “I want to congratulate everyone who took part in this year’s School Enterprise Competition. The variety of original concepts and products at this year’s event showcases the ability of Irish students in generating potential business opportunities both at home and abroad. I commend the students, parents and teachers for their hard work and dedication to this project and I wish the winners every success as they go forward to the National Finals”.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said “A key part of our plans for jobs and growth is encouraging more businesses to start up, expand and create the jobs we need. Central to this is encouraging more students to consider entrepreneurship as a real career option. Through the Dublin City Student Enterprise Awards, the Local Enterprise Offices have, once again, demonstrated their commitment to bringing a taste of real life business into the classroom. By supporting the aspiring entrepreneurs of today, the LEOs are fostering the job creators of tomorrow.
Take a look at the video and be amazed at what these students have developed and brought to market as fledgling businesses.
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