Mt Aspiring entrepreneurs make it to top

18:47, May 28 2014
George Watt,  17, left,  and Jan Effenberger, 17, from Mt Aspiring College, Wanaka
SOCIAL CONSCIENCE: George Watt, 17, left, and Jan Effenberger, 17, from Mt Aspiring College, Wanaka, preparing for their Lions Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme presentation.

Young entrepreneurs pitched their ideas on how to help Southland's most vulnerable yesterday, with Mt Aspiring College taking top prize in the Southland Lions Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme.

Year 12 and 13 students presented myriad business proposals that Southland charities could use.

Crowe Horwath national director and scheme judge Warick Heads said some groups had thought about more than just business strategies.

"They have thought about their business' social and environmental impacts," he said.

The most successful groups were ones that had a unique idea, complete with market research.

"Some of them are really passionate ... and have great ideas - things we [the judges] haven't even though of."

Mt Aspiring will represent Southland at the national awards later this year.

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