Waterford Student Enterprise Awards set for W.I.T. Sports Complex

The future looks bright for Waterford business

The Local Enterprise Office presents Waterford’s future business leaders at the W.I.T. Sports Complex

The breadth of talent is amazing at the first ever Waterford Student Enterprise Expo, with everything from hand crafted Ukuleles to educational apps, first responder emergency information packs to multi lingual board games.

Over 850 students started the Local Enterprise Office’s Student Enterprise Awards in September of last year and now these students from fifteen secondary schools in Waterford will showcase their business ideas to the public on Saturday January 23rd at the W.I.T. Sports Complex in Carriganore.

All are welcome to attend, and to meet the students, see the new innovations and even buy some of the products. WLR fm’s Maria McCann will be broadcasting live from the event between 10am and 12 noon.

Transition year students from Ring, Lismore, Dungarvan, Tramore and Waterford City will be represented at this the first ever Waterford Student Enterprise Expo, hosted by the Waterford Local Enterprise Office.

Richie Walsh of the Local Enterprise Office commented on the importance of the event, “The Enterprise Office continually tries to improve and evolve its services. This event is all about the students and showcasing their talents. We are delighted that this year we have the whole of Waterford County represented at one student event. The Expo gives the students a wonderful opportunity to experience interacting with the public and communicating their ideas.”

“We at the Local Enterprise Office in Waterford would like to invite everyone along to this FREE event on Saturday the 23rd in the W.I.T. Sports Complex. Every corner of the county will be represented, so we hope there will be lots of visitors from all over Waterford.”

The students, schools and Local Enterprise Office appeal to the public to visit the Student Enterprise Expo to support the work they have put into their businesses and encourage their efforts. Keep up to date with the students’ progress on the Waterford, Student Enterprise Awards Facebook page or follow the event on Twitter via #WfdStudentExpo.

One of these businesses will go forward to represent Waterford at the National finals in Croke Park in April.

For more information please contact your Local Enterprise Office at 32 the Mall in Waterford City or Civic Offices in Dungarvan. Alternatively you can email info@leo.waterfordcouncil.ie .  

 

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