With a great combination of cash prizes and consultancy, the Student Entrepreneur Awards is your opportunity to turn a great idea into a winning project, cash and even a business!

Transform your idea into a business with cash and advice


Overall winner – €10,000

Cruickshank High Achieving Merit Award – €5,000
Cash prize sponsored by Cruickshank for exceptional business idea.

Grant Thornton High Achieving Merit Award – €5,000
Cash prize sponsored by Grant Thornton for exceptional business idea.

Local Enterprise Office ICT Award – €5,000
Cash prize for an exceptional ICT idea.

Enterprise Ireland Merit Awards Fund – €10,000
The Merit Awards recognise the outstanding achievement of reaching the final. Winners in other categories are excluded from this award.



€15,000 Overall business advice and mentoring from Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Office
€12,500 Intellectual property consultancy and protection from Cruickshank
€2,500 Business plan development from Grant Thornton