Three young entrepreneurs chosen to head to Thailand

Jake Newlands is one of three Christchurch students who have been selected to go to Thailand as part of a Young Enterprise business trip in October.
Jake Newlands is one of three Christchurch students who have been selected to go to Thailand as part of a Young Enterprise business trip in October.
A trip to Thailand next month will set up three young entrepreneurs for a successful career in business.
 
Finn McCabe (Cashmere High School) Olivia Hubber (St Margaret’s College) and Jake Newlands (St Andrew’s College) have been selected for the Biz Venture programme in Southeast Asia.
 
The students are three of 10 Young Enterprise Scheme participants selected to take part in the business challenge programme which introduces young entrepreneurs to global markets and opportunities awaiting them out of school.
 
More than 4000 students across New Zealand applied for the opportunity. The application process for the trip required students to make a 2min video, including an explanation of the product their Young Enterprise Scheme business provides and why it is sustainable.
 
The video also needed to contain an explanation of how their product or service could be successful in the Thai market and why they should be chosen to participate in the Biz Venture programme.
 
The Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence has partnered with the Young Enterprise Scheme to create the week-long experience that encourages business connections in Southeast Asia.
 
The students will learn about the culture and business community in Thailand and will visit established and emerging companies.
 
They will also meet local entrepreneurs and key players in New Zealand trade, and engage with Kiwi entrepreneurs operating offshore.
 
During the trip, the students will work with local students and compete in a business challenge where they will pitch to a panel of local business leaders.
 

Local trusted journalism matters - now more than ever

As the Covid-19 pandemic brings the world into uncharted waters, Star Media journalists and photographers continue to report local stories that matter everyday - yours.

For more than 152 years our journalists have provided Cantabrians with local news that can be trusted. It’s more important now than ever to keep Cantabrians connected.

As our advertising has fallen during the pandemic, support from you our reader is crucial.

You can help us continue to provide local news you can trust simply by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter