All About: Young Enterprise Scheme

Young Enterprise Scheme:
Nelson, Tasman Marlborough

The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) grew out of an initiative started by the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce back in the late 1970’s and aims to inspire young people to discover their potential in business and in life. 

YES is an opportunity for year 12 and 13 Business Studies students to unleash their inner entrepreneur and experience the start-up world first-hand. It is an experiential programme where students set up and run a real business.

Each YES company creates their own product or service and brings this to market. 

Throughout the year long program students complete four challenges – Validation, The Mid-Year Pitch, Promotion and Sales and then submit their Annual Review.

There are events and other learning opportunities as part of the programme throughout the year, involving a speed coach session, motivational speakers, a dragon’s den, a stand at a local market and engagement with local business people who act as speed coaches, mentors, advisors and judges.

Check out this video: Young Enterprise Scheme

You can find more information about YES HERE