Business Enterprise Competition 2020

1st place prize winner Business Enterprise Competition 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to run the Business Enterprise Competition in 2020. We look forward to welcoming you back for the 2021 competition - check back for more details.

What is the Business Enterprise Competition?

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 the 12th of March 2020.



1st Prize - The team will receive €1000 and their school will be awarded a €500 Bursary and the Griffith College Business Faculty Enterprising School Perpetual Trophy.

2nd Prize - The team will receive €300.

3rd Prize - The team will receive €200.

Business Enterprise Competition

How it Works

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 12th March 2020.

NB - On the 12th of March 2020, 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.


Students at the Business Enterprise Competition

How to Apply

Application Deadline 28th February 2020.

Please send one copy of your completed Entry Form and Business Plan either by email or post to Emily Watts. You will receive email confirmation on receipt of your entry.



Rules and Regulations

Email: [email protected] 

Post: Emily Watts, Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Professor Diarmuid Hegarty addresses students competing in the Business Enterprise Competition

Want to join the workshops but not compete?

Schools can register to attend the Business Workshops on the competition day only. The workshops will give students an understanding of what it's like to study a business discipline at college. Workshop areas include marketing, business management, accounting, CV and interview preparation, and many more. 

Register for Workshops Only 



2019 Competition

Congratulations to our 2019 winners

1st Place: Covet, Scoil Mhuire Kanturk, Greenfield Road, Kanturk, Co. Cork

2nd Place: Recyclewise, St. Mary's CBS, The Green, Tralee, Co. Kerry .

3rd Place: Simple Road Safety, St. Joseph's Community College, Lowpark, Charlestown, Co. Mayo.