Hatch for young Pacific entrepreneurs
The Ministry would like to applaud the Pacific Business Trust for their innovation programme, called Hatch, which provides a window of opportunity for young Pacific entrepreneurs.
Hatch is a programme targeting Pacific youth aged 16-26 with entrepreneurial aspirations.
The programme combines flexible tertiary education with real-world experience to support accelerated commercial growth.
Kim Tuaine, CEO of the Pacific Business Trust, says the Trust is thrilled with the opportunity to provide tangible pathways for young people to thrive, have a voice of their own, and develop business networks that are mutually supportive.
“They also get access to masterclasses taught by industry leaders within their fields of expertise, with the opportunity to get individual assistance from these experts.”
Ministry for Pacific Peoples Chief Executive Officer Laulu Mac Leauanae applauds the Pacific Business Trust for creating such an innovative pathway to support and bring out the best in young aspiring entrepreneurs.
Minister for Pacific Peoples Alfred Ngaro visited the Trust to hear more about the new programme and welcomed the launch which is set for 25 October.
Hatch is co-designed with Massey University, with the intention to support up to 20 of the most talented young Pacific people to build sustainable businesses in its first year.
Applications will open for the next generation of New Zealand business leaders on 2 October 2017.
For more information visit http://hatchbiz.co.nz/