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Innovative board game teaches business skills

Innovative board game teaches business skills

Everyone can be a millionaire while still learning business skills thanks to an innovative business board game designed by entrepreneurial North Shore students.

Excel Corporations, a student company from Takapuna Grammar, took out first place at last night’s Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme business presentation finals for North Shore and Rodney, impressing judges with their Make a Million business board game for children.

Finance director for Excel Corporations, Umar Kuddus, was overwhelmed by his team’s win commenting: “I was about to cry. Words cannot describe how we’re feeling.”

“The standard of presentations keeps lifting every year,” says judge Sue Stanaway from Bayleys North Shore. “It’s amazing that young people are given this opportunity to learn all the rudiments of business and learn business acumen before even choosing a career.”

Ten secondary school student businesses wowed the 160 strong audience with their business products which included Mapkins - innovative local maps printed on napkins; P’eco – pot pets for children; and Procore – environmentally friendly coffee sleeves.

Enterprise North Shore, who facilitates the programme in North Shore, Rodney and Auckland Central was overwhelmed with the finals. YES regional coordinator Lisa Ford says, “The enthusiasm and energy levels of the kids combined with their professionalism and business prowess is a formidable combination.”

Second place went to Bonza from Westlake Boys’ High School and their organic slug repellent, with third place going to Advertising Design Services from Takapuna Grammar and their deck of cards advertising tourism hotspots.

Takapuna Grammar had a big night with Advertising Design Services also winning the Benefitz Business Card competition with each student director receiving 150 cards of their winning design.

About Enterprise North Shore Trust:
Enterprise North Shore exists to attract, develop, grow and retain enterprises – be they large or small, start-up or mature, profit or non-profit…in return for a commitment to providing local employment opportunities and ongoing contributions to the economy.

Young Enterprise Scheme:
YES is a hands-on nationwide scheme requiring students to establish and run a business within the school curriculum. It fosters tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, giving them the opportunity to form a company, create a business plan, and produce goods or services to sell. Students learn all aspects of running a business including budgeting, decision making, identifying and managing risk, market research, marketing, selling, and annual financial reporting.


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