YES - College of Business and Law - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

UC Business School supports the Young Enterprise Scheme

Lion Foundation YESUC Business School is proud to support
The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) in the Canterbury and Top of South regions.

The scheme is an exciting and practical way for young people to learn about the risks and rewards of going into business. Entrepreneurship is an integral part of business in New Zealand and the School is committed to encouraging innovation and entreprise in Canterbury. Find out more on the YES Canterbury website

YES Enterprise Day (E-Day)

Students at E-Day
Students at E Day

Central to the School's support of the programme is the sponsorship of the YES Enterprise Day (E-Day). Normally held in late February or early March, E-Day brings around 300 budding entrepreneurs together to launch the Canterbury YES competition for the year.

Hosted by the UC Business School in partnership with the Young Enterprise Trust and CORE Education, E-Day brings together students and teachers from across Canterbury. Product ideas are pitched to advisors and mentors from the UC Business, the Entré team, and experts from the business community. E-Day gives students the opportunity to develop their business ideas, interact with business mentors and meet other competitors.

The 2017 YES Canterbury E-Days were held on 28 February at Rangi Ruru and 1 March at UC.

For more information contact Judith Tatom, Canterbury YES Coordinator, email:

YES Student of the Year Scholarships

The College of Business and Law annually awards up to two YES scholarships to outstanding students participating in the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme, within the South Island. One YES scholarship is reserved for a YES student from the Canterbury region. The scholarship takes the form of a first-year tuition fees waiver of up to $5,000.

Applications for scholarships normally open in June and close mid-August. For information visit
UC Scholarships
for Scholarships for first-year Commerce Students

2016 YES Regional Awards

The YES Regional Awards are held in Term 4 to acknowledge the hard work of the YES companies and celebrate their successes.

The 2016 Canterbury Regional Awards were held on 27 October at the University of Canterbury. Congratulations to the two regional winning teams: Tribal from St Thomas of Canterbury College, and Student Direct Tutoring from St Andrew's College. Congratulations also to the two recipients of the UC Young Enterprise Scheme Student of the Year Scholarships for 2017: Danielle Ackland and Timothy Marshall.