YES National Final 2019: Pitching Competition

Come & see the YES National Finalists in action as they compete for YES Company of the Year.

Twenty-one Regional Champions will gather in Wellington on December 4 to vie for the title of The Lion Foundation YES Company of the Year. To make it this far, each finalist completed a variety of business milestones during the year, culminating in pitching their business to a panel of judges. 


They will pitch one last time at the National Final, and we invite you to come along!

Where: Oaks Hotel & Conference Centre, Wellington 

When: 10am- 3pm, Wednesday 4 December


Pitching Schedule: 

10.20am: Wellington | Wero Mai, Wellington East Girls' High School

10.30am: Hutt Valley/ Wairarapa | Antarctica, Upper Hutt College

10.40am: South Canterbury | Patiti Point, Roncalli College

10:50am: Auckland South | Kumanu, Manurewa High School 

11.00am: Auckland Central | One Cut, Auckland Grammar School

11.10am: Auckland West | Intura, Henderson High School 

11.20am: Auckland North | Purpose Swimwear, Albany Senior High School 

11.30am: Break

11.40am: Auckland East | CloudMass, Glendowie College 

11.50am: Waikato | Eco Today, Rototuna Senior High School

12.00pm: Canterbury 1 | JELF, Cashmere High School

12.10pm: Canterbury 2 | PIVOT, Cashmere High School

12.20pm: Manawatu/Whanganui | Hautapu Media, Freyberg High School 

12.30pm: Otago | OAK Cologne, Otago Boys' High School

12.40pm: Taranaki | Girls of Steel, Taranaki Diocesan School for Girls

12.50pm: Break

1.50pm: Bay of Plenty | Bumble, Otumotai College

2.00pm: Hawke's Bay | Kids 4 Humanity, Hastings Christian School 

2.10pm: Nelson/Marlborough | Limitless, Nelson College

2.20pm: Rotorua/Taupō | Top That!, Tauhara College

2.30pm: Northland | Peepi Pack, Hiwa-i-te rangi - Northland College TPU

2.40pm: Gisborne | Fishing for a Solution, Campion College

2.50pm: Southland | Head First, James Hargest College


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The winner will be announced at the YES National Awards gala dinner that evening, and we welcome you join us for what is a fantastic night of celebrating the teams' successes. You can learn more about this by clicking the button below: 


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YES National Final 2019: Pitching Competition