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Tuesday, 3 September 2019
Three young entrepreneurs chosen to head to Thailand
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.