News, announcements and more.

Oct 31, 2016

Meet our National Awards finalists

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...

Oct 26, 2016

CEO’s and Founders announced as finalists

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...

Jul 19, 2016

What is YES?

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...

Mar 21, 2016

Kaipara Kumara chip success story

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...

Mar 04, 2016

Entrepreneurial Challenge On

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.

Feb 25, 2016

YES teams awarded MYD funding

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). 

Feb 22, 2016

Inspiring young people to unleash their potential

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.

Jan 14, 2016

A Twist on the Young Enterprise Scheme

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.

Dec 16, 2015

National champs eye export markets

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...

Dec 11, 2015

YES Student Impact Report

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...

Dec 10, 2015

Our YES 2015 Winners

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...

Nov 09, 2015

Star Teacher - Lynne Grove

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.

Jul 21, 2015

Kaika Energy - Transforming Your Future

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.

Jul 16, 2015

Think globally, plan regionally and act locally

"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."