Get involved with the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES), a programme that encourages innovation and provides foundation business skills for the next generation of business leaders.
The YES journey
Year 12 and 13 students create their own unique product or service, form a YES business at the start of the school year, and take it to market. Throughout the year, they attend events that mirror the process start-up businesses go through – including developing business and marketing plans, receiving guidance and mentoring from business people, and presenting their ideas to a live audience at the Dragon’s Den events.
YES is delivered by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), on behalf of the Young Enterprise Trust. ATEED’s YES coordinators organise events and promote participation in the schools, including coaching and mentoring.