15 Jan 2017

A new generation’s entrepreneurial spirit

From The Weekend, 11:06 am on 15 January 2017
Young Entrepreneurs panel. Clockwise from left: Nicole McCallum, Terry Shubkin, Scott Cardwell, Orion Scott, and Lynn Freeman.

Clockwise from left: Nicole McCallum, Terry Shubkin, Scott Cardwell, Orion Scott, and presenter Lynn Freeman. Photo: RNZ/Shaun D Wilson

Young Entrpreneurs

Orion Scott working on her fashion label Orion Kendall. Photo: Supplied

Are you braver when you're younger?

Undaunted perhaps by family responsibilities, are you more likely to take a leap of faith in your early twenties - or late teens even, and launch a business idea... become an entrepreneur?

But can lack of experience work against you?

Three young people who've thrown caution to the wind before they’ve had a chance to become cautious are Scott Cardwell with his virtual reality language tool Immerse Me, Orion Scott and her fashion label Orion Kendal, and Nicole McCallum’s who has a software platform for seasonal workers called Cohelix.

Terry Shubkin from the Young Enterprise Scheme also joins Lynn Freeman in this discussion about being a young entrepreneur.