The Young Enterprise programme provides numerous opportunities for you to meet with other YES students, the Auckland Business Community and celebrate business success. Young Enterprise events include markets where businesses showcase their products and build relationships with other businesses. Other events include the Regional finals and workshops with various experts.

 

Kickstart / TĪMATA Days


DATE and VENUE
WEST: AUT City Campus - Monday 15 February
EAST: AUT City Campus - Tuesday 16 February
NORTH: AUT North Campus - Thursday 18 February & Friday 19 February 
SOUTH: AUT South Campus - Monday 22 February & Tuesday 23 February 
CENTRAL: AUT City Campus - Wednesday 24 February & Thursday 25 February

This is just like it sounds. This day is for you – the YES student. We have an exciting day full of speakers, workshops and information to help you Kickstart your year in creating your YES Business. We are asking YES students to come prepared with some rough ideas on areas of interest for their business ideas. We will take you through a process where we will challenge your thinking and begin to put together a picture of what your product or service will be – along with how this provides value to the customer.

You will be expected to have one of two major outcomes at the end of the day:

  • begin a draft model of your business idea
  • explored the areas of interest and understand the process of how to ideate an idea

Either way, your YES Business will not be at a point to pitch an idea, articulate a business model, but you will need to really think about the worth of your product or service. This is where the role of mentors is crucial. We will have Mentors available on the day to bounce ideas with and help you on your journey.

If you would like to link up to a mentor for the year to help you achieve your YES Business goals, you may contact any mentor on the following page by clicking here.

Registrations for this day will be open in December. (Your teacher will reserve a spot for you, so you do not need to do anything)

 


EY Series


CEO Day

Date: Wednesday 3 March
Time: 9.00am - 2.00pm
Venue: EY Building, 2 Takutai Square, Auckland CBD

Proudly supported by EY

This is a day for the CEO’s of the YES Business group. We will have a full day of speakers from the business community talking about their business, what they have learnt and giving you tips & tricks to help you on your YES Business journey.

Registrations for this day will be open early February. (Talk to your teacher if you need to register yourself or if your teacher will register for you)

CFO Day

Date: Tuesday 9 March
Time: 9.00am - 2.00pm
Venue: EY Building, 2 Takutai Square, Auckland CBD

Proudly supported by EY

This is a day for the CFO’s of the YES Business group. We will have a full day of speakers from the business community talking about finance, setting up a business account, how to look after your business finances and tips & tricks to help you on your YES Business journey.

Registrations for this day will be open early February. (Talk to your teacher if you need to register yourself or if your teacher will register for you)

Comms/Marketing Day

Date: Tuesday 16 March
Time: 9.00am - 2.00pm
Venue: EY Building, 2 Takutai Square, Auckland CBD

Proudly supported by EY

This is a day for the Marketing/Social Media member of the team of the YES Business group. We will have a full day of speakers from the business community talking about what is the best way to get your YES Business notices, what marketing tools to use, what they have learnt and giving you tips & tricks to help you on your YES Business journey.

Registrations for this day will be open early February. (Talk to your teacher if you need to register yourself or if your teacher will register for you)

 


The Pitches


END OF MAY 2021

Time: 9.00am - 2.00pm
Dates and Venues TBC

Pitch sessions are an exciting opportunity for you to pitch your business idea and get feedback from others in the Auckland Business Community. It is also compulsory as part of your YES year and is part of Challenge 2.

Each team will have

  • 3 min get set up
  • 5 min pitch with warning at 4 min
  • 2 min Q+A and feedback form judges
  • 5 min to pack out and judges finish marking

Judging will be done by a combination of sponsors, mentors and alumni.

Registrations for The Pitches will be open in April. (Your teacher will reserve a spot for you, so you do not need to do anything)

 

 

YES Market Days


markets run from end of july to mid september

Dates and Venues TBC

To help you sell your products or market your services, we put on Market days/evenings at several locations to give you the best foot traffic possible.

Registrations for Market Days will be open in July. (Talk to your teacher if you need to register yourself or if your teacher will register for you)

 

 


Regional Awards


End of october 2021

Dates and Venues TBC

Time to celebrate! The YES Year will wind up with regional awards. This night is for the top teams to Pitch their business for the final time to become their region Company of the Year. The evening also includes an awards ceremony to celebrate businesses who have excelled in a particular area. Most importantly it is a night of celebration of the hard work you have put into your YES Business. Family are welcome to attend.

Registrations for Regional Awards will be open in early October. (Talk to your teacher if you need to register yourself or if your teacher will register for you)