Waterford Student Enterprise Final Broadcast
Welcome to our Waterford student enterprise website, providing you access to the businesses created, developed and promoted by students in County Waterford schools.
We encourage you to review the excellent range of products and services on offer and support the students by purchasing from them.
All businesses and student are taking part in the Student Enterprise Programme, an initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices.
Find a business or product you like by searching via the industry which interests you most.
If you are interested in a particular school’s entries, you can also search by school.
The Local Enterprise Office Waterford has been running the Student Enterprise Programme for over 20 years. It is an integral and successful part of the services offered by the Office in Waterford.
The Student Enterprise Programme, an initiative run by the Network of Local Enterprise Offices, is Ireland’s largest and most successful student enterprise programme with over 29,000 second level students taking part each year.
The School Enterprise Journey
The Waterford Student Enterprise Programme starts in September with 1,000 students from 15 schools in Waterford City and County. They create their businesses, develop, brand, promote and sell. But most importantly they learned what it felt like to run their own business.
Then, 120 students representing 12 schools in Waterford county compete in the Waterford Student Enterprise Final in March. 43 businesses in total, shortlisted from a total of 350 who commenced the competition in September, present their business plans and challenged for the top prize in the Waterford Student Enterprise Programme.
The National Finals take place in May in Croke Park where the Waterford winning students will take on 34 other businesses, the best of the rest of the country.
Co-ordinated by the Local Enterprise Office Waterford, the competition is the most successful programme of its kind in the country. 29,000 budding entrepreneurs from 380 secondary schools across the country run their own enterprises, with help from their teachers and Local Enterprise Offices.