Limerick students to compete in Enterprise Programme national finals

Jess Casey

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Jess Casey

Evan Quaid from Hazelwood College with his exhibit Quaid Candles at the Student Enterprise Programme Awards Presentation Picture: Press 22

Evan Quaid from Hazelwood College with his exhibit Quaid Candles at the Student Enterprise Programme Awards Presentation Picture: Press 22

TEENAGE entrepreneurs from Limerick will go on to represent the city and county after securing their spots in the upcoming finals of the Student Enterprise Programme National Finals.

More than 1,000 students from 23 schools across the region took part in the annual Student Enterprise Programme this year. 

Quaid Candles from student Evan Quaid at Hazelwood College,  App of Troy from Castletroy College and Cycle Safe 2000 from Desmond College in Newcastle West will go on to represent their Local Enterprise Office and their county at the upcoming showpiece in May. 

Each September, entrepreneurial secondary school students across the country begin their business journey as they are encouraged to brainstorm, create and run their own businesses.  

Students competed for their spot in the National Final at the Limerick Final which was held at the South Court Hotel Raheen.

The success of the Student Enterprise Programme is down to the entrepreneurial spirit of the students involved, according to LEO Limerick Eamon Ryan, who praised the standard’s of this year’s entrants.

“Every year we are blown away by the ideas and the business savvy that these students have acquired at such a young age.”

“They really are a credit to their teachers and school staff who have helped to nurture this talent,” he said.

“The Student Enterprise Programme is growing appeal every year and we hope to see many of these excellent young students coming through the door of their local LEO in the years to come.”

“We wish today's winners all the very best as they go on to represent their county at the National Finals in Croke Park in May,” he added.

Further information around the Student Enterprise Programme is available from www.studententerprise.ie.