After months of hard work, our College students showcased their business ideas and were rewarded for their creation at the Young Enterprise East Auckland Regional Awards. Covid-19 restrictions required all participants to submit and present their projects digitally, with pitches and interviews with judges taking place online.
We were well represented at the competition with participation from 18 teams from our Business Studies and co-curricular programme. We are delighted that four of our teams were recognised for their outstanding innovation.
|Awards||Company||Business idea||Team members|
|Excellence in Communication Award||Lures R-Us||Fishing lure kits designed for beginners||Veta Ackroyd, Marcus Cooper, Dylan Furness, Luke Roberts, Oliver Thomson and Alex Washington|
|Excellence in Product Development Award
Top 8 position in the Auckland East Regional Final
|Easy Hanging||Extendable outdoor washing line for apartments and small spaces||Jack Arbuckle, Jack Buckingham and Archie Manning|
|3rd Place in the Auckland East Regional Final||Platinum Pride||Saint Kentigern College supporter’s hoodies||Harjot Dharni, Nicholas Morton, Ajay Smith, Ava Wearne, and Ben Van Den Brink|
|Top 8 position in the Auckland East Regional Final||Nurture Nation||Environmental focussed card game for small children||Daniel Huang, Jeremy Kleine, Christine Ning, Anya Prakash, Ashley Wang, Justin Xiang, and Nathan Xu.|
We are also pleased that one of our budding entrepreneurs Harjot Dharni won the EY Individuals of the Year award.
College Head of Faculty for Commerce, Mr Brian Peel said, “This was a fitting end to the yearlong programme and testament to the flair, good decision-making, hard work, and perseverance that has been on display from not just the teams recognised at the awards, but across all our participants this year.”
This experiential programme encourages students to set up and operate a Young Enterprise Company. With access to an extensive network of business mentors and support along the way, students are challenged to develop innovative and sustainable business ideas. The programme attracts participation from over 200 schools and in excess of 1000 Young Enterprise Companies are set up across New Zealand every year.
Well done winning teams for inspiring us with your innovation.