Teenage entrepreneurs from up to 50 schools across the city and county are gearing up for the Galway county finals of the National Student Enterprise Programme.
The finals will take place at the Salthill Hotel on Thursday, March 28.
Students will set up stands and explain their business ideas to the judges. There will be a DJ set by iRadio’s Louise Clarke and the county winners will be announced at around 2pm.
Special guests at the Galway final will include County Cathaoirleach Sean O’Tuairisg and Mayor of Galway Niall McNelis.
The expert judging panel consists of Niamh Costello (Galway Technology Centre), Mary Rodgers (The Portershed) and Basil Fenton (Business representative).
The students who are chosen as county winners at next week’s event will compete against hundreds of other student entrepreneurs from all over Ireland at the Annual Student Enterprise Programme National Finals on May 3rd in Croke Park.
An estimated 26,000 students from 490 schools around the country begin their entrepreneurial journey every year with the help of their teachers, student enterprise co-ordinators and Local Enterprise Offices.
The enterprise education initiative is funded by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland and delivered by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities.
Further information around the Student Enterprise Programme is available fromwww.studententerprise.ie and by searching#studententerprise on social media. Follow Local Enterprise Office Galway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.