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Jun 29, 2017

Hauraki Plains College enterprising students produce shots of energy and hoodies for the boys

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. HPC had four groups presenting their business plans in the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme's Dragon's Den, a panel of judges who are all involved in businesses, in Hamilton in May.

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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.

HPC had four groups presenting their business plans in the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme's Dragon's Den, a panel of judges who are all involved in businesses, in Hamilton in May.

Team FTB (For the Boys), Daniel Rees, Matthew Broadbent, William Gasson and Mitchell Harris, were led by chief executive Owen Gruythuysen who said they looked at the issues in society and saw suicide of young men their age was an enormous problem.

"To bring attention to this issue we designed a black hoodie with the legend FTB and had a sample made as we were primarily funding for men's suicide prevention," he said.

The hoodies were priced at $50 with $10 going to the Big Buddy charity.

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