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Business Enterprise Competition 2018

Event Date: 
15 March, 2018
Business Enterprise Competition

Congratulations to our 2017 winners

1st Place: ROC Protection, Clonkeen College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

2nd Place: All About Autism, St. Joseph's Secondary School, Providence Road, Foxford, Co. Mayo

3rd Place: Headphone Helpers, Colaiste Craobh Abhann, Creowen, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow

See Link to the 2017 Photo Gallery Here

Griffith College Dublin wishes to challenge and reward creative, enterprising secondary school students from transition year, 5th year and 6th year across the country.

We want you to develop a real product, use your social media marketing skills to promote your idea, and then present to a panel of judges and display your idea/product on Thursday 15th March 2018 (Date Change from 28th March 2018).

Competition Details

In teams of no more than 4 people, you are required to describe your enterprising business idea/product in a document of no more than 2,000 words (see marking scheme in link below). Entries will be shortlisted with successful applicants then moving to Stage 2 of the competition.

In Stage 2, the shortlisted teams will be required to use their social media skills to market their business idea by creating a Facebook page and promoting it to as wide an audience as possible.

Teams will then be invited to present their ideas to a panel of experts. Teams are encouraged to bring supporters from their schools and families for the day. In addition, the shortlisted teams will then be required to display their business idea/product in a pop up display on Thursday 15th March 2018.

NB - On the 15th March, school supporters will also be given the opportunity to attend business workshops designed by our Business faculty to provide an educational and interesting taste of third level life.



1st Prize

The team will receive €1000 and their school will be awarded the Griffith College Business Faculty Enterprising School Perpetual Trophy.

2nd Prize

The team will receive €300.

3rd Prize

The team will receive €200.



Applications and Business Plans should be received no later than, Friday 23rd February 2018 at 5.30pm (Date Change from 9th March 2018).



For further information, please contact Emily Watts at  [email protected] / 01 416 3330