Longford Student Enterprise Programme

SEP 2021

Longford Student Enterprise Programme

The Student Enterprise Programme is Ireland’s largest and most successful student enterprise programme, with Longford Local Enterprise Office proud of the number and quality of projects submitted from schools all across Longford every year. 

As part of the Programme, Longford students get to set up and run their own business and find out what it’s really like to be an entrepreneur. The Programme runs from September to May and students get to do everything a real life entrepreneur would do from coming up with the business idea to marketing, sales and preparing a business plan.

Longford LEO is a proud supporter of this Programme which fosters a culture of enterprise among young people in the community, helping them aspire to become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. The competition gives students the opportunity to build an entrepreneurial mindset, to learn valuable lessons from the experience of working in a team, to apply learning in a practical way, and to explore possible career paths for the future.

At the end of the Programme in May, one student business from each category from each region gets to compete at the National Final for the Student Enterprise of the Year award. 

Exceptional quality was seen at our online County Final held on 18 March 2021 with four projects proceeding to the National Finals:

  • Picture It from Mean Scoil Mhuire, Longford (Senior Category)
  • Handy Hooks from Ballymahon Vocational School (Intermediate Category)
  • R&C Controller Stands from Ardscoil Phadraig Granard (Junior Category) 
  • Cnoc Mhuire, Granard (Most Creative Business Idea)

Longford County Final Winners

SEP 2020 winners

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 National Final took place online for 2021. Longford LEO extends congratulations to Handy Hooks from Ballymahon Vocational School  who took home the national prize for Best Commercial Potential (Intermediate Category). Handy Hooks also appeared on the Late Late Show as part of their feature on the Student Enterprise Programme. 

For more information and how to enter next year, check out studententerprise.ie