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Youth Digital Enterprise Awards opportunity

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye says applications will open tomorrow for the Youth Digital Enterprise Awards scheme, aimed at helping today’s young people become tomorrow’s digital entrepreneurs.

“This scheme targets young people aged 12 to 18 years who have an innovative enterprise project with a digital focus, or great ideas for developing such a project,” says Ms Kaye. “Total funding of $110,000 is available in 2017/18, and I’m inviting applications for $1000 scholarships, from either individuals or groups, to support them to develop their idea or project. “Successful applicants can use their $1000 scholarship to help meet costs such as market research to identify demand for a digital product, building or testing a prototype digital product, attending a digital focused event or programme or obtaining input from an industry expert.

“Digital technologies are now an integral part of most workplaces, and New Zealand companies are exporting more high-tech products and services.

“It’s important we encourage and support young people to develop the entrepreneurial and digital skills and understanding they will need to succeed in this fast-changing world.”

More information on the Youth Digital Enterprise Award scheme is available here.

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