2019 12 11 Coast students demonstrate their business acumen

Fashion app wins 2019 West Coast BP Business Challenge.

The BP Business Challenge is a unique three-day learning programme, run by the Young Enterprise Trust, which introduces students to the world of business in a fun and engaging way.

The programme was recently held at Tai Poutini Polytechnic in Greymouth. Support from DWC ensured Year 10 and 11 students from secondary schools across the West Coast could participate in the event.

 The BP Business Challenge finished on a high note with mixed-school teams coming up with their own concept, developing it, and pitching their business to five judges.

Passion for Fashion won this year's challenge with their business pitch for a fashion app.

DWC business development manager Dave Lynch, who was one of the judges at the event, said students had been challenged over the three days to think outside of the box while working through various challenges.

“From a DWC perspective, it was encouraging to see the level of creativity and enthusiasm on display from our next generation of entrepreneurs and businesspeople. We look forward to seeing them build on these experiences in the future.”