Competitions

Enterprise Competitions

Competitions are a great way to raise start-up capital, get exposure for your business and meet a wide range of industry contacts that are eager to help you succeed on your entrepreneurial journey. Most enterprise competitions take place in semester two each academic year allowing you to avail of all the support available to prepare you for your application. 

Check out the video below highlighting the key dates and opportunities from 2017/18 competitions:

Shark Tank

The competition aims to identify the student start-up ideas with the most potential and provide business support both during and after the competition

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INVENT

Invent is Catalyst Inc's annual competition supported by headline sponsor Bank of Ireland UK. It showcases and rewards local innovations and proof of concept ideas that have the greatest commercial potential.

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Santander Enterprise Awards

The competition rewards entrepreneurs by offering cash prizes, mentoring and start-up support and has so far given away more than £340,000 to start-ups and small business

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Santander Entrepreneurship Awards

If you're a third level student with a business idea that has real commercial potential then the Student Entrepreneur Awards is the competition for you. It could be the first step on the way to being your own boss.

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