Enterprising students get ready for Winterval

A Waterford City student Pop Up shop opens on Michael Street for two weekends only this Friday November 29th.

Since the start of September, 400 transition year students from Waterford City and seven Youth Bank community groups have been busy setting up small businesses and creating products to sell during Winterval. Everything from designer crafted cakes to natural wooden Christmas candles, pet tag key rings to Christmas cards and cupcakes to jewellery will be showcased at the shop.

The students have been assisted by their teachers and Waterford City Enterprise Board mentors, with interviews and tips on Beat 102 103 and an inspiring talk from entrepreneur Sean Gallagher.

This array of products will be sold from 19 Michael Street, next to the Tea Assembly. This village is part of Waterford’s Christmas Festival, Winterval, which runs from November 29th.   For the first two weekends these unique seasonal items created by the students and teenagers of Waterford City will be on sale, offering the perfect Christmas gifts for friends and family. 

Ciaran Cullen, CEO of Waterford City Enterprise Board commented on the importance of the event, “The Enterprise Board continually tries to improve and evolve its services, this is epitomised by this year’s efforts. We learned from last year’s experience and thought the Michael Street venue might be more productive and profitable for the students. It is so important for Waterford City students to learn how to interact with customers and sell their products in a live retail environment.”

Waterford City Enterprise Board offers support services for start-up and existing SME’s in Waterford city. If you have a new business idea or are running a business that requires assistance you can contact the Enterprise Board by phoning Celia on 051-852883 or check out what they have to offer first on www.waterfordceb.com.