Students from Skibbereen Community School won the overall senior prize. These winning students will now take their business, Be Bright, to County Hall on March 24 for the next round.
Be Bright is a unique company that creates safety lights for rowing boats.
The winners of the junior category were Beez Wraps, from Sacred Heart Secondary School in Clonakilty.
This company sold re-usable wraps from beeswax.
The winning teams worked hard on creating their respective businesses since last September and beat off competition from more than 450 pupils throughout ten secondary schools in West Cork.
Oisin Boyle, Managing Director of Be Bright, said: “To take first place in the West Cork finals is a huge achievement. We are delighted to represent West Cork and hopefully will also be chosen to represent the Cork North and West region at the national finals in May.
“Either way, we are going to continue on with the business which we love working on, as it is the perfect solution to staying safe on the water.
“We are currently looking at new routes to market and have received many enquiries from rowing clubs both at home and abroad so the future is definitely bright.”
Speaking at the final of the West Cork Student Enterprise Awards, Ian Doyle, Mayor of Cork County said: “It is extremely encouraging to see the level of enthusiasm of the students at the end of a programme which has given them the invaluable opportunity to see for themselves what it takes to build and grow a business.
“I congratulate all the teachers and commend them for their hard work and dedication, and giving their students the opportunity to partake in the programme which teaches them lifelong lessons.”