Dublin City Student Enterprise Awards 2015

This year, over 200 finalists from Dublin City will set-up enterprise exhibition displays before taking part in a series of judging interviews. SEA Winners The judging panels will takes numerous factors into account, such as business reporting, innovation, market research, risk management and finances. The winners on the day were:

  • Senior level - Three Timely Tales                                                                                                                                        
  • Intermediate level - Precious Moments                                                                                                                                   
  • Junior levels - Aicha’s Sweet Scents

As well as gaining substantial business experience, there is a prize-fund on offer for the young entrepreneurs.

Deputy Lord Mayor Larry O’Toole said “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 congratulate students, parents and teachers for their magnificent efforts to-date and wish the winners every success in the National Finals”.

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD said: “In Ireland we have great entrepreneurs – we just don’t have enough of them. We have put in place a new plan to double the jobs impact of start-ups in Ireland over the coming years, and a key part of that is encouraging young people to consider starting a business as a career choice. The Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition that we put in place last year helped to put the spotlight on the amazing young people starting their own businesses in Ireland, and today’s initiative will also make a major contribution. I congratulate all involved and wish them every success for the future”.

“The Student Enterprise Awards encourages and enables students to get a taste for running a business and developing an entrepreneurial mind-set. By fostering an enterprising culture in the classroom, the Local Enterprise Offices are working with teachers and schools to help nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs,” said Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise Office.

The three main categories for the Student Enterprise Awards programme includes senior, intermediate and junior levels, which all comprise of first, second and third place winners, alongside awards for best innovation, display and social media.