11 budding teenage entrepreneurs have been selected to represent County Clare at the Student Enterprise Programme National Finals in Croke Park.
The young entrepreneurs will represent their Local Enterprise Office and their county at the Student Enterprise Programme showpiece on the 2nd May.
Every September, entrepreneurial secondary school students across the country begin their business journey as they are encouraged to brainstorm, create and run their own businesses. In September 2017 over 23,000 students from 480 schools nationwide begun their entrepreneurial journey with the help of their teachers and their Local Enterprise Office (LEO).
Over 900 students took part in the Local Enterprise Office Clare Student Enterprise Programme 2017 / 2018 which started in September 2017. The County final of the Student Enterprise Programme took place over two days March 7th and March 8th. Almost 160 teams with over 500 students took part in the County Final with projects across the retails, craft, Technology/manufacturing and food sectors.
In the Junior Category, the students representing County Clare at the National Finals are: Kate Houlihan and Emily Hanrahan from “EK Bookmarks” at Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon.
In the Intermediate Category, Emma Ryan, Hannah Minogue, Ciara Healy and Ashling O’Brien from “Fancy A Cuppa” at Scariff Community Collegewill be representing the county in Croke Park.
In the Senior Category of the competition, County Clare will be represented on 2nd May by Sarah Barry, Ali Meehan, Fiachra Mc Inernry, Karolina Mostowa and Cliona Donnellan from “The Well Being Fairy” at St. Caimin’s Community School, Shannon.