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Jul 06, 2021

Computer Prodigy Flourishing In Young Enterprise Scheme

Ryan Clark built his first computer at age 12 with the help of a YouTube video. Now 15, he estimates he’s built more than 100 PCs and his part time computer business has done $60,000 in sales in the last few months alone.

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Clark is just one of the students who will be showcasing their businesses at UCOL’s Young Enterprise Market Day on Thursday 8 July.

Clark, a Year 11 student at Cornerstone Christian School, started his business Volta Tech in late 2019. This year he has been doing the U-Skills Business Enterprise programme to help take Volta Tech to the next level. The programme runs in conjunction with the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme and counts towards NCEA Level 3.

Volta Tech sells eleven different desktop PC models with a focus on gaming. Clark also offers custom builds.

Clark’s philosophy is to provide the lowest prices possible. Part of his strategy is refurbishing old computers and selling them as his cheapest models.

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