Student Enterprise Programme



Secondary school students across Galway city and county have their eyes on a Croke Park Final in May following the launch of the the Local Enterprise Office’s Student Enterprise Programme for 2019/2020


Hundreds of students from secondary schools across Galway are taking part in this year’s Student Enterprise Programme, and are currently working on their enterprises ahead of the county final in early March.


Ireland’s largest second level business initiative, funded by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland and delivered by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities throughout the country, saw over 26,000 students from 512 secondary schools across the country take part in 2018.  The programme supports students to create, design and market their own business, all with the hope of reaching the National Finals in Croke Park in May


The Student Enterprise Programme is designed to engage and develop students’ entrepreneurial drive.  It gives them a flavour of the business world. and the opportunity to bring some of their fantastic ideas to life.  The 31 Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities across the country work closely with the schools but it’s the enthusiasm of the students that shines though along with some amazing ideas. LEO Galway has seen so many students through the programme that continue their business in the years after the programme and that’s a testament to the work of the teachers involved and the programme itself.


Since the Student Enterprise Programme began in 2003 over 175,000 students have taken part, learning key skills on how to create a business idea, start a business and grow a business.  

For further information on the Student Enterprise Programme contact Local Enterprise Office Galway on 091-509090 or log on to