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Two Laois students excel and triumph in All-Ireland Enterprise Awards

Portlaoise College All Ireland Enterprise Awards

The Student Enterprise Programme is Ireland’s largest and most successful student enterprise programme with over 26,000 second level students taking part each year.

Last month 427 students across 7 schools took part in the Laois Enterprise Awards with Portlaoise College coming out winners in 6 out of the 7 categories.

These winners, with the support of the Local Enterprise Office Laois, represented Laois in the National Finals.

On Tuesday, 2nd Year Portlaoise College students Oisin Grundy and Mosa Hafeez triumphed in the All Ireland National Student Enterprise finals.

Oisin was the overall Winner in the Junior Creative Video competition where he came up with the innovative idea of designing a water bottle that can change the flavour of your water.

While Mosa was placed 2nd in the Intermediate Entrepreneurial Journey Competition. Mosa created a social media app that censors advertising.

The Programme runs from September to May each year, and students get to do everything a real life entrepreneur would do from coming up with the business idea to marketing, sales and preparing a business plan.

Principal Noel Daly said: “Well done to Mosa and Oisin on their outstanding success in this prestigious student business competition.

“Also congratulations and thank you to Business teachers Michelle Duggan and James Harvey for their continuous mentoring, encouragement and support of our enterprise students.

“The skills that our students learn from participating in this competition such as business planning, market research, selling and team-work, will help them become more entrepreneurial throughout their future careers.”

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