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Are you a third level student with a business idea that will blow our minds? If you have an idea with real commercial potential then the Student Entrepreneur Awards is the competition for you. It could be the first step on the way to being your own boss.
There’s an incredible first place cash prize of €10,000 to be won plus the opportunity to avail of specialist advice and assistance to potentially help turn your enterprise idea into a business reality. So get a team together for the most exciting challenge of your life so far.
Sponsored by Cruickshank, Grant Thornton, Local Enterprise Office and Enterprise Ireland, the Student Entrepreneur Awards offers third level students from all academic disciplines and courses of study the opportunity to realise their entrepreneurial ambitions.
Students can create the businesses they want to work in with unique support from the Student Entrepreneur Awards.
Taking part in this prestigious award demonstrates the commitment to innovation employers and investors seek.
€35,000 in cash prizes with the overall winner receiving €10,000.
Support, advice and mentoring.
6 runner-up awards of €1,500
1 academic award of €1,000
The Student Entrepreneur Awards are open to full-time registered third level undergraduate and postgraduate students on the island of Ireland. Entries can be from individuals or teams. Joint entries from different colleges are eligible but if the entry gets to the final stage one college must take the lead.
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Students create a two minute video that showcases their great ideas, highlighting commercial and export potential. The videos are submitted via an online entry form.
The top 50 entries are shortlisted and asked to submit a business plan.
Ten projects go forward to the final where they present their ideas to the judging panel. This session concludes with the Student Entrepreneur Awards ceremony.
Please check out the competition timeline below
Call for video applications
Competition closes and entries evaluated
Top 50 submit a business plan
Top 10 finalists announced
Awards and winners announced