Norwegian and Swedish business students pay enterprising visit to Waterford

Over 60 Norwegian and Swedish students and teachers marched in Waterford City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade as part of an enterprise visit to Waterford on the invitation of the Local Enterprise Office. The students (18-19 years olds) are studying a three year entrepreneurship program, this is the student’s third and last year and the Irish … Continued


Local Enterprise Office Student Enterprise EXPO at W.I.T. Arena

The breadth of talent is amazing at the 2nd Waterford Student Enterprise Expo on the morning of Friday February 3rd with over one hundred businesses showing their ideas and talent. Nearly 1,000 students started the Local Enterprise Office’s Student Enterprise Awards in September of last year and now these students from fifteen secondary schools in … Continued


Wild Oats Soap make good pure business scents!

Wild Oats Soap, a Lismore kitchen table start up, borne from a love of natural oils, pure scent and the dearth of soap products for sensitive skin has recently won contracts to supply some of Ireland’s leading retail outlets. The idea to produce fresh fragrant soaps for sensitive skin was the brainchild of marketing professional … Continued


Real-life success in a virtual world

An award-winning Waterford company that has brought the Apollo 11 moon landing to life, an emergency department experience and the soon to launch Titanic Virtual Reality experience recalls a very positive real life experience with Local Enterprise Office Waterford. Immersive VR Education, based in the Waterford IDA Technology Park, provides an educational platform for students … Continued


Seagull Bakery is proof of local business success

Sarah Richards always had a creative streak.  After graduating from the Crawford College of Art and Design, the young art student funded her fledgling painting projects through baking. This newly discovered passion heralded a change in career for Sarah and she trained as a chef at Ballymaloe Cookery School.  It was under the tutelage of … Continued


Green shoots on the Waterford start-up landscape

If you are confident, determined, a risk taker and have a sound business idea, not only do you possess the traits of an entrepreneur, the Local Enterprise Office Waterford wants to talk to you. Since LEO Waterford opened its doors in Waterford and Dungarvan in 2014, almost 1,000 entrepreneurs have availed of the myriad of … Continued


Waterford Local Enterprise Office is open for business

A large number of clients, mentors and entrepreneurs were in attendance at a recent Open Day at Waterford Local Enterprise Office to hear about the range of supports on offer to Waterford’s budding businesses. The Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Adam Wyse and the Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, Mr. … Continued


The search is on for Waterford’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2016

The search for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) got underway in Waterford on Friday, 16th September at an event hosted by Waterford’s Local Enterprise Office. With a €2million investment fund available, including a €50,000 investment fund for the successful Waterford entrepreneurs, the enterprise initiative from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland … Continued


TreyBro Gamers enter Dragons’ lair

Start-up gaming company, TreyBro, caught the attention of Dragons’ Den Gavin Duffy on the RTE programme, when the entrepreneur and communications consultant offered €60,000 investment for a 22.5% stake in the 12-month old company. The company was founded by Waterford twins Daniel and Michael Treyvaud and Tipperary native Patrick O’ Callaghan in April 2015.  The … Continued