Year 10 students broke out their business wear at the end of November to design and market a product with the Young Enterprise Scheme’s BP Business Challenge.
The BP Business Challenge is a 3-day experiential learning programme used to develop student’s business skills and connect them to their community.
Students spent the first two days creating their business plan in groups. On the third day they presented to judges, who evaluated the product, designs, creativity and passion of the students.
This year the judges were Belinda Barber from Jennian Homes Wellington, Callum Davies from Hell Pizza, Sue Inkersell from 3rd Arm Admin, CK Rahi from Advance Diagnostics and Cath Randall from the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency.
Students created business plans centred on making life easier in the home from temperature coloured skillets to apps that could help someone get hold of an emergency service.
One of the groups was Munch, an app that aimed to explain what was really in food in common and casual terms and phrases.
The group had a business plan and prototype set up for the judges. They also considered audiences and the products strengths and weaknesses.
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