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Take the first step to business succcess

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 Enterprise Ireland, Cruickshank, Grant Thornton and the Local Enterprise Office, the Student Entrepreneur Awards offers third level students from all academic disciplines and courses of study the opportunity to realise their entrepreneurial ambitions.

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Who can participate

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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Are you a third level student with an innovative business idea with real commercial value? The Student Entrepreneur Awards could help you realise your entrepreneurial ambitions.

Reasons to Compete

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Opportunity to
become an entrepreneur
Students can create the
businesses they want to
work in with unique
support from the Student
Entrepreneur Awards.
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Helps students
stand out
Taking part in this prestigious
award demonstrates the
commitment to innovation
employers and investors seek.
Cash to fund your <br />start-up business icon image
Cash to fund your
start-up business
€35,000 in cash prizes
with the overall winner
receiving €10,000.
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Expert advice
and mentoring
Support, advice
and mentoring.

Competition Stages