The pitch from Team Bumble at the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) 2019 Finals and Awards night was far from confused or indistinct. Clear, vibrant and full of energy the team from Otumoetai College demonstrated the early success of their plan to rid the world of soft plastic food wrap. Bumble is the YES Regional Winner 2019 and will go on to represent the region at the gala finale on December 4 in Wellington.
Winning team spreads the joy
Teamwork and pride stood out alongside shimmering drops of colourful fabric during this year’s Young Enterprise Scheme regional finals. The event, held October 23rd at the Tauranga Art Gallery, included six teams from two local colleges seeking a spot in the national competition.
Seeing more and more of their friends on special diets motivated two Otumoetai College students to develop a winning product for the regional Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) awards this year. Tilks New Zealand founders Shayla Holloway and Louise Bremner used the trendy coconut as a base for a new organic salted caramel spread.
A group of Bay of Plenty college students have earned national recognition by developing and selling thousands of dollars worth of educational cards. They say the experience of building a business has been priceless - and a big opportunity could be in their future.
I literally never used to post on social media... I couldn’t be bothered planning out what to post, I hated #hashtags, didn’t understand how to use emojis, and thought it was only for attention seekers… it seemed marketing just wasn’t my forte. It was only until I was asked to do the social media for projects and events at my current job that I realized how easy and how fun it can be. I only wish that I had figured that out before I completed I took part in the Young Enterprise Scheme. But here are some tips so you can get posting on your #YES journey!
Last weekend, YES student Abbey, took part in the Entrepreneurs in Action in Wellington. After hearing the awesome news (her team took out the top prize and are heading to Sao Paul, Brazil in early December!), we asked her a few questions…