(Picture caption: A team of De La Salle young entrepreneurs have set up Lelei Ma Manaia, a Polynesian-owned business distributing Polynesian culture with a Samoan cookbook.)
Many an entrepreneurial dream has manifested from the annual Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) competition.
This year, 67 Pacific teams from secondary schools around New Zealand Aotearoa are showcasing their business start-ups.
Each YES company creates their own product or service and brings this to market, which is then judged at the end of the year, at regional and national level competitions.
Currently, the 2022 YES teams are promoting and selling their businesses, at various marketplaces set up specifically for the scheme by YES partners, including the likes of Auckland Business Chamber.
Teams will get to showcase their goods at regional competitions in early November, followed by Nationals, on December 6, in Wellington.
From now until Nationals, we will be profiling some of the innovative Pacific YES teams.
Meet Lelei Ma Manaia
(De La Salle College, Mangere, Auckland)
A team of De La Salle young entrepreneurs have set up Lelei Ma Manaia, a Polynesian-owned business distributing Polynesian culture with a Samoan cookbook.
The Lelei Ma Manaia crew explain, “we are a Young Enterprise team from De La Salle College in Mangere with the aim of promoting Polynesian dishes and culture with our favourite recipes – keep an eye out on our socials for our first cookbook launch.”
Follow Lelei Ma Manaia on Facebook, or Instagram.
Visit the YES website for more information.