BP Business Challenge 2016
With brilliant ideas, strong business plans, and solid presentations, the 50 students who took part in BP Business Challenge 2016 have proven there is huge talent for creative entrepreneurship in our school.
Over three days the students worked in teams on a business idea, considering their target customers, how they would produce it, costs and distribution. They then presented their plans to judges from the businessworld.
Each year we invite past students to join the judging panel, which creates a very strong connection for our students to know that the people judging them have been in their shoes once. This year our alumni judges were:
- Toni Robins - Owner NZ Home Loans Hillpark franchise
- Andrea Bates - Team Co-ordinator - NZ Story - NZ Trade & Enterprise
- Chris George - CEO of Burns & Ferrall
- Oz Jabur - Manager - Product Strategy at Sush Mobile
BP Business Challenge provides a practical learning experience. It was great to see how much the students enjoyed it, and their professional approach. The future of business is in very good hands at Manurewa High School!
The winners were:
Team work, Highest finance and overall winner
ELTONIC - maker of a portable cellphone charger that works in less than 10 seconds
Team members: Moesavili Tuioti, Jayden Rima-John, Joel Kuklinski, Maria Solomona, Lavinia Halalilo, Isabella Vaikai
RUA - clothes-folding machine for use in the home
Team members: Esther Fidow, Toka Tangaroa, Tausala Faafugu, Jasmin Nguyen, Shahil Raj, Aartika Kumar, Buua Redfern
EVOL - a reusable device that makes picking your nose more hygienic
Team members: Amelia Pasikala, Seewahly Prom, Reece Lapa, Long Pham, Mele Maamaloa, Supriya Kumar