Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)


The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme is a unique and exciting programme helping students develop knowledge in operating a small business, team building, relationship management, meeting procedures, record keeping, the legal requirements for running a business, and the process of reporting company performance. Its value is far-reaching, providing students with skills to equip them for life after school. The YES experience will add depth to a resume when seeking employment.

SAVE THE DATES! YES Waikato - King Country Dates for 2017

  • YES WAIKATO-KING COUNTRY REGIONAL FINAL 2017: Thursday October 26th, 5pm to 7pm, Events Room 1, Gallagher Hub, Wintec House, Hamilton Central.


The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme teaches senior secondary school students to form and run their own company. Find out more...

Check out the resources available to partipicants here.

Remember, YES is now open to ALL Years 12 and 13 students in the Waikato-King Country, regardless of whether they take part as a school.

YES Connect has been launched this year to include entrepreneurial Years 12 and 13 students not participating in the programme through school. 

Read more here. 


Business Mentors

If your YES company would like a business mentor, please contact Levinia, and she will endeavour to make a great match for you.

Photos, media and useful links:  

Hauraki Plains College Dragon's Den success, Waikato Times June 2017

Waikato students star at young enterprise national awards, December 2016

Young minds with bright ideas, September 2016

Water testing kit for YES entrepreneur, August 2016

2015 YES national awards media release

2015 Waikato - King Country Regional YES Awards photos

2013 Waikato - King Country Regional YES Annual Awards

2012 YES Trade Fair Waikato Business News Article

YES in the Waikato

Business Mentors

Our Facebook Page

YES Waikato Regional Handbook

Our Sponsors

YES Resources


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