Student Enterprise

Second Level Schools Programmes

Local Enterprise Office Cavan endeavours to encourage and foster a culture of entrepreneurship among students in the second level schools in the county. This support is provided in collaboration with the schools through the following activities:

  • Presentations to students (in-school) on enterprise related topics;
  • Hosting of Enterprise Awareness Events;
  • Student Enterprise Awards Programme.

Student Enterprise Awards

Organised by the Local Enterprise offices, the Student Enterprise Awards aims to encourage Entrepreneurship in young people and offer students the opportunity to take a business from the idea stage right through to completion.

The programme allows students to have an opportunity to gain first hand experience of what it is really like to run a business - from the initial planning stage, through financing the set up, to selling their products or services. Through this process, they learn both success and failure – both inevitable features of doing business. The experience of running a business brings many other benefits to students; it enhances creativity, improves communication skills and provides practical uses for business studies topics.

The highlight of the Programme is the national Student Enterprise Awards which are held each year. For details of previous awards finalists and winners in Cavan visit our annual SEA Awards pages on this site. 

For more information on the programme log on to or contact LEO Cavan.

Other Programmes

Cavan LEO Business Advisor is also available to meet with Students and teachers throughout the year and give some insights into starting up a business in County Cavan.

If you would like more information on the schools programme please contact Cavan LEO on

Tel: 049 4377200 or email