Enterprise playing cards are available all styles and sizes and in a variety of supplies – however have you ever ever seen one comprised of wool?
Now you may. The idea has been developed by a two Christchurch highschool college students – similar twins Archie and Jack MacDonald – and it has gained them prime spot in a “Dragon’s Den-style” enterprise competitors.
The Cashmere Excessive College crew (Complete Card) gained the Canterbury Ōtākaro South prize for his or her entrepreneurial aptitude. The “faucet and go” sheep wool playing cards immediately switch the contact data to any smartphone.
Additionally taking a prime prize was The Scent, a crew from Kaiapoi Excessive College, who gained the Canterbury Ōtākaro North prize, impressing the judges with their refillable picket air fresheners scented with pure oils, concentrating on the company market.
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The 2 groups have been topped winners on the Younger Enterprise Scheme (YES) Canterbury Regionals at Ara Institute of Canterbury on Tuesday.
Eight groups took half within the competitors, having been shortlisted from 176 groups from 25 Canterbury excessive colleges.
Archie MacDonald mentioned they thought the wool playing cards could be “an superior product, with loads of potential”.
“We’ve bought fairly huge objectives for the corporate, beginning with the enterprise playing cards,” he mentioned.
“We’re eager to exchange plastic playing cards with our personal playing cards. Loyalty playing cards, present playing cards, financial institution playing cards, they’re some examples that come to thoughts.”
The Complete Card and The Scent will now compete in opposition to one another and winners from throughout the nation on the nationwide finals in Wellington on December 6.
Complete Card chief govt Jack MacDonald mentioned the opposite Cashmere Excessive College groups “labored so exhausting and pushed us to be the most effective we might be”.
Sophia Joyce, chief govt of The Scent, mentioned the thought got here from the actual fact air fresheners run out rapidly after which get thrown away.
“Our picket discs are in a position to be reused and re-scented, which means much less waste, making them eco-friendly and sustainable,” she mentioned.
“Profitable our area’s last felt unbelievable, one thing we solely may’ve imagined. It felt so rewarding.”
The crew’s exhausting work over the past 12 months had “actually paid off”, she mentioned.
“We wish to thank everybody for all of the assist and assist they’ve given us over the 12 months.”
And the winners have been….
- Rotary Membership of Christchurch Sunshine YES Regional Excellence Award for Social Enterprise: Complete Card / Cashmere Excessive College.
- Powell Fenwick YES Regional Excellence Award for Sustainability: Upcycled Plastics / Rolleston Faculty.
- Kendons YES Regional Excellence Award for Finance: Cheeky Grill / Te Aratai Faculty.
- Ara Institute of Canterbury-Te Pūkenga YES Distinguished Mentor Award: Clark Williams / 4C Centre Curator.
- Ara Institute of Canterbury-Te Pūkenga Regional Excellence Award for Buyer and Market Engagement: Ātaahua / Rangiora Excessive College.
- Baldasso Cortese Noordanus Regional Excellence Award for Innovation: Complete Card / Cashmere Excessive College.
- Cyclone Regional Excellence Award for Enterprising Know-how: Upcycled Plastics / Rolleston Faculty.
- Total winner Canterbury Ōtākaro North, The Scent / Kaiapoi Excessive College.
- Total winner Canterbury Ōtākaro South, Complete Card / Cashmere Excessive College.