Young Enterprise Scheme

young enterpriseAbout The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme

The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme is a programme delivered at Years 12 and 13 for students to get the chance to set up and run their own business for a year. YES students will set up their company, create real products or services, compile and implement a business plan and make real profit or loss. For all students, the business knowledge they develop is supplemented by skills in teamwork, communication, problem solving, negotiation, and decision making.

Students learn through experiencing the value of innovative thinking and develop enterprising attributes.


Young Enterprise Trust - "inspiring, educating and transforming students through enterprise experiences"


2015 Programme coordinated by the Chamber

Regional Sponsors
February - 
Students form companies, assign directorships and develop ideas 

18 February 9.00am to 12.30pm - E- Day

Introduction to Marketing Seminar - University of Otago

Introduction to Sustainable Business - Otago Polytechnic

Business Planning Seminar

Pitching Seminar

12 June - Business Plans due for submission to Otago Chamber of Commerce

24 June 12.30pm to 4.30pm - Dragons' Den - Oral Presentations


25 September - Annual Review submitted to Otago Chamber of Commerce and Young Enterprise Trust

21 October 5.30pm to 7.00pm - Otago Regional Awards

December - National Awards Competition - Wellington


Thank you to our local sponsors for their time and support of YES 2015

Call Paul Allen on 03 479 0181  | email |