Young Enterprise Scheme
Young Enterprise Scheme 2013 - Diary
Dragons Den - 7 June 2013
Sixteen young entrepreneur hopefuls tried their luck at a Dragons' Den-style business pitch at Aoraki Polytechnic on Friday.
The presentations were part of the Lions Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme and involved five teams - four from Timaru Boys' High School and one from Mountainview High School - which had five minutes to present their business concepts before answering judges' questions.
Each judge had $150 in cash to invest with a team of their choice.
It is part of sponsorship in this year's competition from Aoraki Polytechnic. The "Dragons" this year were Ken Wills, of Ken Wills Furniture, James Christie, of ANZ, and Diane Turner, an Aoraki Polytechnic business tutor.
The Dragons' Den contributes 30 per cent to the team's mark in the regional competition that ends in October. One team will be selected to go on to the national competition in December.
An estimated 50,000 students have completed the Young Enterprise
Scheme since its launch in 1981.
Meet the Teams
|Gidget Gadget |
An online shop specialising in selling all those cool geeky things in one place! Our products range from phone cases, flash drives and phone accessories to all iPhone and Samsung repairs. We also provide web design.
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|Suits You |
We sell tailormade suits, shirts, pants and waistcoats. We order them offline and then deliver. We offer a specialised measuring service.
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|Panda Pops |
Panda Pops is a cereal based around two kiwi classics, Cocoa Pops and Ricies, and is effectively a collision of the two. An amazing tasting cereal without the sugar.
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|Legend Chips || |
We are a company currently trying to raise the awareness of drink driving in New Zealand by working with Bluebird Chips ltd to produce " legend chips ". A percentage of our profits from our sales will be donated to SADD.
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|All About Accessories |
Selling accessories that range from jewellery to garden accessories. Customised designs available. Our supplies come from Graeme Sargent Scrap Yard and we only use materials that can be recycled and are environmentally friendly.
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The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES), with The Lion Foundation as principal supporter, is administered in New Zealand by the Enterprise New Zealand Trust.
The scheme is s one year experiential business programme for young people, teachers and business people. Senior secondary school students form a company, become directors and develop products and services, which they market and sell. They implement a business plan, complete an annual report and make real profit or loss.
YES is school based and teaches skills in budgeting, planning, interpersonal relations, decision making, reporting, communications, risk management and teamwork.
Yes is available in all secondary schools and in 2013 there are approximately 20 students taking part in the Young enterprise Scheme from 2 South Canterbury schools.
- Add value to school based knowledge
- Learn how to run a business
- Learn value of being enterprising
- Develop a "can do" attitude
- Learn to take and manage risks
Contact our South Canterbury team for more information or visit the Young Enterprise Scheme national website: http://www.enzt.co.nz