StEP-Up to Start-Up With SETU GROWTHhub

Aidan Shine, our CEO, was delighted to be on the judging panel recently for the final pitches of the SETU StEP-Up to Start-up programme.  This SETU GROWTHhub student enterprise programme provides students with the foundations and knowledge to take the first steps on their start-up journey. The StEP-Up programme exposes students to masterclasses, delivered by a team of professionals, to help them explore the potential in their business idea. Completion of this programme will provide students with a good springboard to start their own business or to move on to other enterprise supports. Students also competed for €2,000 funding to help move their business idea onto the next level.


Pictured (left to right) are Eugene Crehan, Director of Programmes-Centre for Enterprise Development & Regional Economy in SETU, Aidan Shine, CEO South East BIC, the winner of the SETU StEP-Up to Start-up programme, Callum O’Dwyer and Jamie Whitty, Waterford LEO Business Advisor.

 If you are interested in taking part in the student enterprise programme but missed this one, contact the Growth Hub, School of Business for details of the next session at