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Jul 05, 2018

Opportunities for young business entrepreneurs

Eighty Northland secondary school students attended the Northland Hei Kai Kei Aku Ringa Rangatahi Business Challenge last week.

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Northland Secondary students have been given an opportunity to bring their business ideas to life under a national economic strategy to boost rangatahi enterprise. Students were given 3-days to transform their innovative ideas into reality. 

From exercise programmes to Māori language apps, all created by these young entrepreneurs. 

For the past 3-days, these students have been given a taste of what it takes to transform their business ideas into true form. 

Huhana Lyndon Kaihautu Te Matārae Educational Trust says, "One of the most important aspects of this series is for our youth to gain a wider perspective and outlook of the business world. So I have seen and heard the strength and passion of our youth from here in the north for this type of work."

Each member of the group was delegated titles and roles to understand the importance of leadership and teamwork. 

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