YES proves the future of our region is in very capable hands
By Katie Duncan | Posted: Friday June 4, 2021
Last week Otago secondary schools participating in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) pitched their business ideas to a dragon den of judges.
It was a busy and nerve wracking week for the Otago secondary schools participating in YES as they prepared their presentations, tweaked their prototypes, calculated their financials and checked their marketing and sales plans.
The YES participants did themselves and their schools proud. With many prototypes still to be finalised the details of many of the teams ideas are still under wraps - but we can reveal there are ideas for equipment that could revolutionise sheep farming, recycling and upcycling ideas that could help save our planet, alongside publications and programme ideas that could help to make our world a better place to live. From the standard of work undertaken and the innovative and inspiring ideas presented - it would be fair to say that the future of our region is in very capable hands.
We look forward to keeping you posted on how our region's schools progress through the next rounds, and hopefully book a spot in the national finals towards the end of the year.
A little bit more about YES
The Otago Chamber of Commerce is proud to contribute to a positive future for business in Otago by coordinating the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES). YES aims to inspire the next generation of business leaders, disruptors, and changemakers, by helping to create a generation of business savvy and financially competent Kiwis.
Thank you to YES regional sponsor Polson Higgs for their ongoing support and for hosting last week's dragons den. Thanks also to all the judges who donated their time and expertise.
If your business would like to get involved in YES, please email Julie Cheyne.