20 Jan 2015

Helping high school students set up businesses

From Nine To Noon, 9:34 am on 20 January 2015

The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme has been running for more than 33 years. Over 6000 year 12 and 13 students have set up and run small businesses over the course of a school year. The scheme has been so successful that the Young Enterprise Scheme has just begun its first business accelerator programme, Venture Up, for those alumni aged 17-25 who want to carry on in the world of business once they leave school. Terry Shubkin, Chief Executive of The Young Enterprise Trust, and 21-year-old Meg Bartle, who went through the scheme at New Plymouth Girls High school, which inspired her to do a commerce degree.