Inspired by Matariki a group of Taranaki students spied a business opportunity to upskill Kiwis on Māori mātauranga, or knowledge. The Young Enterprise business team Te Pārongo, or “The Information”, is made up of four students from New Plymouth’s Francis Douglas Memorial College.
They have become one of the most common litter items since the pandemic started, but now a group of Timaru teenagers wants to turn disposable masks into something useful. Three Craighead Diocesan School students are on a mission to turn disposable masks into planter boxes, with the number of masks they have seen on the ground, prompting them to tackling the mask pollution problem.
A teenage entrepreneur is donating profits from her young enterprise business to mental health, after losing her mother to suicide at a young age. Mak Durey, 17, lost her mother when she was only 11 years old, and now wants to do anything she can to prevent others from suffering the same grief. The Marton student is donating the profits from her line of pamper gift boxes to the Mental Health Foundation.
Following hot on the heels of the New Zealand Prime Minister’s visit to Japan in April 2022, the organisations who brought BizVenture Japan to life in September 2021 are back in action.
After their parents kept killing indoor plants at home, Jayden Clark and Ashkan Azarkish got together and came up with a product to help. The teenagers are used to working with each other. They teamed up as part of their Young Enterprise Scheme class last year at New Plymouth Boys’ High School. They have now created an all-in-one digital plant monitor, called Sprout, that enables you to keep track of your pot plant’s moisture, sunlight, temperature and humidity requirements via an app on your phone.
A group of young start-up students have an ambitious product that aims to utilize te reo Māori and emotive cards to help youth express themselves. Four students from Taradale High School have created Pūkere Cards, a business concept as part of the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme.
The Oh Shit Kit is the brainchild of Opihi College students Ashleigh Griffiths, Brody Cattermole, and Rickie Beecroft-Suddens, who are all part of the young enterprise class. The group of three started a company call Smart Supplys (sic) where they sell their emergency car kits and they currently have a Mother's Day gift box available until May.
Two sustainable Kiwi brands that aligned with New Zealand's Expo theme are run by 18-year-old Kiwi students Max Donaldson and Robert Donohoe, Abby Green and Alex Livingstone. The young entrepreneurs launched their respective companies GreenKiwi Supplements and Abalro Health in 2020. Both winners of the New Zealand at Expo 2020 and Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)'s Global Kaitiakitanga Project, with the prize a trip to the World Expo in Dubai.
The business idea of a 16-year-old Invercargill pupil is attracting smiles and attention from hikers and stores across the country. When Aubrey Page, of Southland Boys’ High School, had to develop a business as part of a course and the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES), he immediately knew he wanted to find a solution for a problem which has been bothering him for some time.
The country’s richest man, an international fitness empire and an innovative race car driver are among this year’s laureates to the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame.
At just 20 years old Tanya Haseltine has already made her mark as a woman in business. Her bubble tea company Petite Cha started as an idea for Young Enterprise Scheme at high school and is now a brick-and-mortar store in central New Plymouth.
Five Rangitoto College students who took part in last year’s Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme have come up with an innovative solution to the large stockpiles of old unusable tyres laying around within their community.
The two winning teams from the New Zealand at Expo 2020 and Young Enterprise (YES) Global Kaitiakitanga Project have visited Dubai to promote their businesses at Expo 2020 Dubai and learn more about doing business in the United Arab Emirates and wider Gulf region.
Abalro Health is on a mission for trade. Late last year, the Dunedin company was named the Young Enterprise Scheme’s (YES) company of the year. Now, its founders are in Dubai trying to make connections for exporting their product.
Ottyleah Te Houkamau wanted to set an example to her baby daughter, so she went back to school to start a business.
The new year can spark a desire to make a change. But the finalists of this year’s Women of Influence Awards Young Leader category don’t need a calendar to push them into action.