Enterprise Eire is inviting college students from third-level establishments nationwide with an modern enterprise concept with actual business potential to use to this yr’s Pupil Entrepreneur Awards.
This yr celebrates the forty first yr of the Pupil Entrepreneur Awards that are co-sponsored by Cruickshank, Grant Thornton, and the Native Enterprise Places of work, and are a part of a drive geared toward encouraging college students from all educational disciplines to begin their very own enterprise as a profession choice.
Ten finalists will likely be chosen to compete for a number of awards such because the Cruickshank Excessive Attaining Benefit Award, the Grant Thornton Excessive Attaining Benefit Award, and the Native Enterprise Workplace ICT Award.
The general winner will share in a €35,000 prize fund and obtain mentoring from Enterprise Eire to develop the business viability of the profitable idea. The opposite award winners may also obtain skilled recommendation and mentoring help from Enterprise Eire and the programme sponsors to assist them flip their concepts right into a business actuality.
Trinity School Dublin college students Tim Farrelly and David Deneher, together with Omar Salem, a pupil at Queen’s College Belfast, of Area of Imaginative and prescient received Enterprise Eire’s 2021 Pupil Entrepreneur of the 12 months Award for his or her haptic expertise which allows visually impaired soccer followers to really feel the motion for themselves, with out relying solely on a commentator’s interpretation.
Different 2021 award winners included UCC pupil Marion Cantillon of Pit-Seal for her biofilm which eliminates the necessity for farmers to make use of plastic or tyres to seal pits and reduces methane emissions, and socially accountable clothes model Pure Clothes created by Dublin Metropolis College pupil Peter Timlin and College of Limerick pupil Richard Grimes.
“Annually, the Pupil Entrepreneur Awards obtain greater than 1,000 submissions from third-level college students in faculties and universities throughout Eire, and we’re all the time impressed by the high-quality and ingenuity of the entries,” stated Richard Murphy, supervisor LEO help, Coverage & Co-ordination Unit, Enterprise Eire.
“Over the previous 4 a long time, the awards have supplied an vital platform for younger, aspiring, entrepreneurs from throughout the nation to showcase their modern enterprise concepts. The competitors acts as a springboard for tomorrow’s enterprise leaders, and former winners and finalists have gone on to realize success each nationally and internationally. I might encourage anybody with an concept that they imagine has business potential to enter this yr’s awards and take that first step to enterprise success.”
David Deneher of Area of Imaginative and prescient, winner of the 2021 Enterprise Eire Pupil Entrepreneur of the 12 months, stated: “Collaborating within the Enterprise Eire Pupil Entrepreneur Awards was a useful studying expertise in our journey as an organization. Successful the general award supplied us with the required confidence, publicity, and funding to carry Area of Imaginative and prescient to the following stage, and Enterprise Eire has supplied steady help for the reason that awards.”
The deadline for Pupil Entrepreneur Award entries is Friday, March 11, 2022. The award winners will likely be introduced at a ceremony on Friday, June 10, 2022.
Entries to the Pupil Entrepreneur Awards 2022 might be made by way of www.studententrepreneurawards.com