Find out what's happening in the eco-system this week
Find out what's happening in the eco-system this week
Parakore produces a cleansing tea based on Northland ingredients and rongoa Maori (traditional healing), and is run by Kerikeri High students Shannen Frear, Kristin Mellar and Billie Klinac.
Find out what's happening in the eco-system this week
One of our YES alumni talking about his business experience so far in an interview with the New Zealand Herald
Starting a business can be a daunting task for anyone, but a group of Year 13 Palmerston North students have taken on the challenges and met every hurdle in their...
So the Year 13 pupils came up with an idea of a marae-style doll house. Their company is called Nesian Customs.
Head of Commerce at St John’s College, David Ivory, generated the spark when he encouraged his business students to think big with their Young Enterprise project.
Christchurch students are putting their best foot forward with a school project which they believe can save the planet.
Eight secondary school pupils have successfully tackled one of the biggest challenges facing the world - how to cut down on food wastage - to win the inaugural Massey Innovator’s...
GISBORNE is the launching pad for a revolutionary butterstick product thought up by a group of Campion College students and pitched at the Dragons’ Den competition, part of the Young...
Organising a child's birthday can be a pain, with multiple trips to an array of shops to get everything required.
Out of 23 teams presenting their port folios, in the Dragon's Den of the 2017 YES event, Hauraki Plains College took two of the top five spots.
More than 200 students in 50-plus teams from 12 Hawke’s Bay secondary schools are about to tackle the hard end of their year in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES).
A group of Tauranga Girls' College students have come up with an idea that could help dyslexic students – and save them hundreds of dollars.
Their business concept is centered on helping people through depression using hard copy cookbooks with QR codes on the pages for people to scan, linking to videos of New Zealand celebrities speaking about their experiences with either depression...
A "revolutionary interface" that matches students with scholarships has taken out a Dragons' Den business competition for top of the south secondary students.
Kiwis may never need to go sock shopping again, thanks to a group of Wellington students.
Thieves and vandals beware - Big Brother Surveillance could be watching you.
So the 16-year-old, along with two friends created an easy solution.
As part of Youth Week 2017 (26 May–4 June), Corrections is recognising the work being done with young people in New Zealand prisons and on community sentences or orders.
Marlborough Boys' College student Jack Dalton will be among those competing with an app he invented to help students apply for university scholarships.
After the trip, I realised that I had learnt so much about entrepreneurship within these few days and that I wanted to help budding Kiwi entrepreneurs too by sharing what...
The BP Business Challenge is a unique three-day learning programme to develop skills, connect students to their community and build their understanding of how sugcessful businesses operate.
Up to the end of last year, James Perham wanted to join the Royal New Zealand Navy.
The strong team of financial pros, award winning developers and a super skilled designer came together with a common goal “we want someone with $50 to have the same investment...
Simplicity is a non-profit KiwiSaver plan that only charges members what their account costs to manage - nothing else.
Banqer is an interactive online learning tool that is used to assist the teaching of financial literacy in schools across New Zealand.
The startup was awarded the Child Youth Finance International ‘Economic Citizenship Education’ Award at the Global Inclusion Awards ceremony.
Year 13 student Vaneel Ram, chief executive officer of the group Festivilia says the idea behind their children’s book ‘A Year of Festivals’ is based on exploring cultural celebrations and discovering the...
A Whanganui businesswoman who was at the forefront of the country's fishing industry for about 30 years will be inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame in July.
Roncalli College year 13 student Oliver Noone, who is chief executive for the cook book business, said cooking could be therapeutic for one's mental health, and the regional focus was a "point...
Entrepreneurship can be a powerful force to drive positive change globally. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) manages the New Zealand Aid Programme.
The trail-blazing Dannevirke woman who was the Golden Shears' first and to date only female president, and the first and only president from outside Wairarapa, is to be inducted into...
U.S. diplomats Sean McLeod and Craig Halbmaier attended the Young Enterprise Scheme's Auckland Enterprise Days (E-Days) on February 23 and 28, where high school students were busy brainstorming ideas for...
The Sew Hoy family name and Methven tap company have for generations been synonymous with Dunedin business interests, and yesterday Choie Sew Hoy and George Methven were inducted into the...
Kohli is an ex-Macleans College student who took part in last year's Young Enterprise Scheme with team members Keerthana Ananth and Andreas Knapp.
In 2010, the Ministry of Education released a report on student attendance and engagement. “Attendance and engagement in school improves employment, social and life chances and reduced the development of...
Kaika BeeCo was established earlier this year by Kaikorai Valley College pupils Nadia Paine, Bella Richmond-Grant, Kes Johnstone and Ashley Arthur to manufacture beehives called Honey Huts, as part of...
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The school's business enterprise class reinvented the much-loved children's book franchise Where's Wally? The group of five had the idea to turn Wally into Woolly the sheep and hide him in iconic New Zealand locations.
A group of students from Nelson College have won The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Company of the Year title.
When Zach Monk sets up his second start-up venture in January, he’s got a problem most other entrepreneurs don’t encounter - being too young to register a company.
Shirley found out about our School Gala resource pack through a financial literacy course at the end of 2015.
Four Northland students from Huanui College were announced as national winners of The EPIC Challenge last night.
Assistant principal Vernice Young said the school was delighted with the results of both teams in the New Zealand Trust Epic Challenge.
"YES has honestly been one of the best experiences of my life, full of excitement and new opportunities that will undoubtedly help me in the near future with any career...
Congratulations to the following YES companies who have been named Regional Champions this month. Each of these companies is a finalist for our supreme award, The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise...
The three students won Southland Young Enterprise of the Year award for their anti-bullying campaign, Sweeten Up Your Day.
What do the CEO of Kiwibank, the founder of Eat My Lunch and the creator of the Charlie’s Juice empire all have in common? They completed the Young Enterprise Scheme...
More than 180 students were involved in the scheme and regional coordinator and Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce business support manager Kara Lee said she was thrilled to recognise the winners.
Dallas Kete, Kaleb Reid, Olivia Carter, Jack Trower and Andy Schweizer received honours at the Waikato-King Country Young Enterprise Scheme Annual Awards.
South Otago High School year 12 students have launched their school's annual young enterprise project.
Palmerston North Girls' High based company Flo.Co Flower Walls enjoyed a cupcake launch of their first flower wall during a school lunch-break last week.
Hallie, Sean and Tahlia Graham from Queen Charlotte College, in Picton, use their kitchen at home to create their Smother Me products.
Year 5 and 6 pupils recently got their first look at a game especially developed for the school by Nelson College students.The game was created with the augmented reality app Aurasma by the...
Insurance Day is sponsored by the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) as part of Money Week; a week which helps build the financial capability of New Zealanders of all...
A fortnight ago with the help of FedEx, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and some of our other sponsors, we took six young entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley, San Francisco.
The four students have come up with a business model that is comparable to food rescue organisation Kaibosh - but instead of rehoming food past its best-by date, they are re-homing shoes.
Khorshed Tarapore, Isabella Meltzer, Tanuvi Garimella, Vincent Wang and Andrew Hu have designed and produced FLO, a fruit detox and tea infuser drink bottle made fully out of glass, with...
Jamie Wearmouth, 18, a student at the Kaipara campus of the Plymouth Brethren's Westmount School at Maungaturoto, died in June in an accident that also killed another student at the...
The young entrepreneurs have been developing their products through the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) since February.
"We all noticed that there was increase in the prevalence of women's image being scrutinised within social media, and that women find confidence by using pamper products," managing director Huma...
Alfriston College's Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme team "Petite Amour" is comprised of 18-year-olds Madeleine Fuimaono, Krishan Kumar and Alyssa Fakatoumafi, and Hiram Gaden and Eunique-Cabrini Ikiua, who are 17.
Tang, 16 from Scots College, has taken out the 2016 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Award with his proposal to revitalise New Zealand with a sustainable algae industry.
Year 13 students Eireanne Millikin, Megan Rea, Ella Steele and Zara Badrick took part in this year's Young Enterprise Scheme and created Ease Coconut Milk – a vegan-friendly chocolate milk.
A trio of Macleans College students have come up with an app designed to help students manage their classes and assignments.Developed as part of the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme...
Sixty-two people attended the Gisborne Youth Short Film Festival at the Odeon Theatre to see six short films made by Gisborne secondary students.
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It's simple: a 'Small Talk' sticker adorned with a positive or motivational quote, which is sold to cafés across the New Zealand and stuck atop takeaway coffee cup lids
It’s Money Week and for me, this week is about being smart with your money. Because the smarter you are, the more choices you have in life.
Five year 13 students are raising funds for prostate cancer research through the Young Enterprise Scheme at Timaru Boys' High School.
Independent entrepreneur Dallas Kete and JA-OK company directors Jack Trower, Andy Schweizer, Olivia Carter and Kaleb Reid will be showcasing their small business products at the Hamilton Night Markets, in...
As part of the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme, Nelson College students Alistair King, Duncan Murray, Ben Higgins, James Perham and Braydon Drummond have reinvented the much-loved children’s book franchise...
Lucy Wymer: “Advertising Mailers – collect yours and bring a pile of them to school. Great for cut and stick pictures with junior classes e.g.
A group of girls from Baradene College have created some frosty treats that you can eat without the guilt.
In May, 15 girls from the year 13 economics class officially launched their pink pavlova Young Enterprise project.
The student business, Resilience, raised $2350 through crowdfunding and other donations to print 700 copies of the book, Overcome, after participating in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES).
Their Kiwi Kards include 48 different cards detailing on each an influential New Zealander, ranging from politicians and soldiers to sports people and artists.
Rachel’s Māori heritage and advocacy for young entrepreneurs, women in particular, are among her most passionate inspirations.
The Hutt Valley High School students – Bonnie Jansen, Matt Chin, Arianna Valentine and Olivia Paulin – entered the Young Enterprise Scheme with what they thought was a good idea.
After receiving $1000 from Eastland Community Trust to make their idea a reality, the five Campion College students behind next month’s inaugural Gisborne Youth Short Film Festival say they are...
The vegan-friendly treat, aptly named "Naturally Delish", switches up some key ingredients - there's vanilla extract in place of milk as well as coconut sugar and coconut oil.
Like bees to honey, hobby apiarists around the country are swarming to a new beehive manufacturer in Dunedin.
Students with bare feet and wiggling toes have scuttled to Rangitikei College and schools around the country with cash in hand.
2016 has been a big year for us so far, with plenty to celebrate so far and even more to look forward to as we head into the second half...
There’s an old adage that says with sales it’s not what you know but who you know. That is true, but not in the way most people think. They key...
Sam Beattie says he has "nothing to lose and everything to gain'' from his involvement in the Audacious business challenge.
We know there are tens of thousands of Young Enterprise alumni out there, and these awards are designed to celebrate their achievements. There are two categories of awards:
GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of individuals who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life.
Quoting Robyn Frey "Enterprise in Action weekend is YES on steroids"! It is a weekend full of learning opportunities, discovery of both your own skills and the diversity of the skills...
We are thrilled to celebrate a few new additions to our sponsorship family.
Fieldays is the biggest agricultural event in New Zealand, attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year.
All I can remember is one day last year looking at the Young Enterprise Website. The girls and I had always wondered about doing some sort of business project/ class...
Tea-infused chocolate is the latest invention from budding business students.
Year 13 student Benjamin Payne, of Macleans College, believes his team took out the competition because MilkBaa is a good idea that has huge potential appeal.
Established in 1994 by Young Enterprise Trust, the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame recognises and celebrates individuals who have made a significant contribution to the economic and social development...
2015 was a big year for Young Enterprise as we focused on transitioning to a truly innovative organization. Our aim was greater engagement, scale and reach.
The competition, run by the Young Enterprise Trust and sponsored by Massey University, was held at the weekend as part of the annual Enterprise in Action weekend and involved 80...
The team also developed a brand for their product, MilkBaa, offering flavours like ‘‘straaw-berry’’, ‘‘choco-laate’’ and ‘‘baa-naa-na’’.
“At least one ginger nut in every ice cream,” promises Thomas Firth, a young man with a bent for business, biscuits and ice cream.
Nina is one of six secondary students who have been selected to travel to California, originally next month but now more likely in October.
The team who were the youngest finalists in the competition made Infinito - a range of coffee cup sleeves that sell advertising space while giving to charity.
Have you heard of Prestige Men's Products?
Spice Boys took first place in East Auckland along with a $1000 cheque that will help as capital investment for their business. Macleans College team Life Ed won the second place.
Brennagh Mullins, Gemma Burnside, Lucy Treseder and Emma Wilson all year 12 students from Iona College, are making their own healthy beef jerky for dogs.
A new and improved way to use burley, a natural pre-workout formula and social media for musicians were all ideas pitched to four business innovators at the Dragons' Den regional...
The BP Business Challenge saw teams come up with a business plan for a new product, including risk analysis and financial projections, which they then had to pitch to judges.
Year 12 business students Shekinah Blaikie, Devon Bree, Emily Clapcott, Annabel Nesdale, Chelsea Lin and Alex McLennan have spent months researching what school leavers need for their Survive out of School application...
Hutt Valley High School has introduced financial literacy to all Year 11’s, and the course is taught by several teachers from different subject areas.
Above: Just some of the businesses that have been started by YES alumni.
The students will be mentored by volunteers from leading companies including Air New Zealand, Fujitsu, Microsoft and Xero.
Stuff published a great article about how teens are using the power of social media to drive their businesses.
A team of year 12 students from Kaikoura High School has taken its new business venture into the "Dragon's Den".
Fifty Year 13 students from Pakuranga College participating in the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) were taken into the ‘Dragons’ Den’ at Pakuranga College recently.As part of the scheme,...
For teenagers, or those in the murky not-yet-adult years of your early twenties, juggling class, friends, sports, and a handful of other commitments can be hard.
A GISBORNE Girls’ High School group has come up with a way for the hearing-impaired to experience music.
Here’s some quick tips to help students from the team at Young Enterprise:
Year 13 pupils at Hastings Boys High School are working on a business project for the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme.
This year, around 450 guests will converge at The Langham in Auckland to celebrate the outstanding achievements of eight of New Zealand's top business leaders. They will join the ranks of...
In 2009 three young men took part in YES, and represented NZ with us at the FedEx International Trade Challenge.
Year 12 pupils at Al-Madinah School in Mangere are working on a business project for the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise scheme. It's the first time the Muslim school has entered.
He’s also just won first prize at the Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards (GSEA), a series of competitions for student entrepreneurs who own a for-profit business.
Young Enterprise Trust has today welcomed the Labour Party’s policy announcement on youth entrepreneurship.
NZ Herald editor Liam Dann thinks entrepreneurship and creativity should be our mantra
Kaipara is known as the kumara capital of the country so when Ruawai College students discovered the only kumara chips for sale in their local supermarket were from China, they...
The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) involves teams of year 12 and 13 students starting and running a business for the school year.
Follow these 4 tips and help students get the most out of your feedback.
If you only do these 6 things as a mentor you are going to be providing practical help to any YES team.
The future business men and women of Dunedin have started brainstorming ideas and setting up companies as part of the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) E›Day.
Thanks to Creative HQ, there is now an option for those that picked up the entrepreneurial bug.
Seven companies received money from a fund totalling $121,000. We are very proud that two these companies were developed through The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES).
The students presented their idea as part of the Southland Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Enterprise Day, which was held on Thursday at the Invercargill Workingmen's Club.
More than 40 students from Lytton High, Campion College and Gisborne Girls’ High School will take part in the Lion Foundation Youth Enterprise Scheme (YES) when it is launched here tomorrow.
We’ve done YES for many years. It started as an extracurricular programme, but we found students were looking for a subject that was new, different and challenging.
Nineteen-year-old Stephanie Benseman is a co-founder of Filtr, an online platform that helps connect students to potential employers.
A group of Pakuranga College young entrepreneurs are national champions after winning The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme Company of the Year Award in Wellington.The students created A Brilliant Signature...
The 2015 YES Student Survey shows the specific feedback from students about the difference that completing YES made to their lives.The survey measures both the business skills and the life...
The EPIC Challenge competition was upped to a whole new level this year with over 100 of schools top entries from around the country entering the National Competition.
The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Company of the Year: A Brilliant Signature, Pakuranga College Todd Corporation Award for 2nd place: Learnguage, Western Heights High School Todd Corporation Award for 3rd place (joint...
Four Pakuranga College students are national champions after winning The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme Company of the Year Award in Wellington.
The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme team Plutonium have published a children's book called 'The Little Grey Cat and the Shiny Red Balloon'.
We chat to Diana Reid from Hawera High School about how they’re running the YES programme with their special needs students.
Josh Daniell is one of the co-founders of Snowball Effect – anAuckland based equity crowdfunding platform that has hit the groundrunning.
As her University Exams end we managed to catch up with Heidi to hear about her latest ventures, her key role models and what it’s really like being a young entrepreneur.
At Hobsonville Point Secondary School, ‘Enterprise 4 Everyone’ is a project with the overarching aim of generating funds through small business to benefit the Hobsonville community.
Culture can make or break the way teams work together - here are just a couple of great examples from NZ
Young Enterprise CEO Terry Shubkin profiles some of the contenders for the National Final of The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme.
When a student told her she was moving to another school so she could study a particular subject, it got Riverton teacher Lynne Grove thinking.
In 2011, Jamie Beaton was in Year 12 at Auckland’s Kings College. His Young Enterprise Company, Number 8 Technologies, designed and built iPad stands for use in cars.
The primary industries are a vibrant part of the New Zealandeconomy and offer many varied opportunities to young NewZealanders.
Wendy Lee and Aidan Scott are the 2015 Asia-Pacific champions of the FedEx Express Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge.
Kathleen Wright recently volunteered as a judge at a BP
Business Challenge at Onslow College in Wellington. Here we
share her blog post about the experience.
Carlos Bagrie is one of the founders of My Food Bag – a local run-away success,reputed to be one of New Zealand’s fastest growing businesses.
For Auckland's economy to grow at an even higher rate, we need to develop our young people, writes Brett O'Riley, chief executive of Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development.
With food waste becoming an imminent global issue, students from Kaikorai Valley College are doing their part to minimise food wastage in Otago. Their business, Kaika Energy is a biotechnology social enterprise focused on collecting food waste and turning it into bio-fuel and fertilizer.
"There are lots of great initiatives happening around New Zealand to help regions grow, but there is still a lot that can be done. This was my biggest take away from attending the New Zealand and Australia Economic Development Forum."
Maurice Belz introduced The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme at Karamu High School in 2014, after attending the It’s Business Time conference that we held in December 2013.
Young Enterprise Trust is delighted to announce the 2015 inductees for the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame.
Many students start their business activities at school with not much more than an oily rag. Here, Auckland based entrepreneur Richard Liew shares his insight into how to get a business started.
After her son Cayson was born, Shanny returned to school and now splits her time between Titiro Whakamua and neighbouring Heretaunga College.
Hear Janet Lang's tips & tricks to students and teachers involved with the Young Enterprise Scheme