Four teams in the Gisborne region will compete for the first time to be this year’s YES company of the year.
Regional finalists tonight for the 2018 company of the year are Chair Bro from Opotiki College and Grow Hydro, The Kiwi Publish and Project Ataahua, all from Gisborne Girls’ High School.
The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme is an experiential programme through which students set up and run a real business.
The winner will go on to represent the region at the national competition in Wellington on Thursday, December 6.
Gisborne YES regional co-ordinator Lena Bevan said category winners announced tonight would be awarded trophies and gift vouchers. There are cash prizes too.
The evening will start with finalists pitching their business ideas to the panel of judges, Civil Project Solution’s Gretchen Moylan, Eastland Group’s chief executive Matt Todd and Eastland Community Trust’s chief executive Gavin Murphy.
They each have five minutes to pitch, followed by two to three minutes of questions and answers with the judges.
• The regional finals are at 5pm tonight at Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club.