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Student Enterprise Competition 2016 – closing date 29 January

Posted: 14 January, 2016

This is the 24th consecutive year of the Student Enterprise Competition Competition and both postgraduate and undergraduate DIT students have an opportunity to win a range of cash prizes in the biggest 3rd level institute enterprise competition in Ireland.

The main objective of the competition is to foster a spirit of entrepreneurship among DIT students and to encourage and support a rigorous business planning approach to entrepreneurial activities.

The closing date for business plans submissions for the Docklands Innovation/DIT Student Enterprise Competition 2016 is Friday, 29 January. The competition is open to all students within Dublin Institute of Technology and is once again sponsored by AIBDocklands Innovation (a Bolton Trust initiative) and Enterprise Ireland.

Pictured with John Kelly of AIB are DIT Product Design students Ryan Williams and Daniel Morgan who represented Hear Hear, the winning team at the 2015 Student Enterprise Awards


The competition is open to teams of registered DIT postgraduate and undergraduate students. Each team should have at least two but no more than six students. The students can come from any discipline and any college and multi-disciplinary, cross-college teams are particularly welcome. In certain circumstances a team of one may be accepted.


A series of workshops will be held and full details will be published as soon as the locations/ times have been finalised.

Time Schedule:

The closing date for entry/submission of completed business plans is 29 January 2016. One electronic copy (pdf) must be submitted to on or before that date.  There will be no exceptions made for late entries. A shortlist of plans will be selected on and all shortlisted teams notified.

The semi-finals will take place on 24 February 2016 and consist of a ten-minute presentation and a five minute Q & A session.

The final will be held on 09 March 2016 in DIT Bolton Street where the teams will present their business plans to a selected panel of adjudicators whose decision shall be final. The results will be announced on the night and prizes/ certificates will be presented to all the winning teams.

How to Enter

Submit an electronic copy of your Business Plan to before 29 January 2016. Three copies of the business plan, poster and video (optional) must be given to your course tutor by 29 January, to present to the judging panel or to one of the organising committee

Click here for hints and guidelines for your business plan and Click here to view the rules of the competition

More Information

For further information regarding the competition, please contact Stephen Davis on 01 402 7144 or email