Seed Funding for Young Entrepreneurs Launched

He Kākano is a $2-million seed fund for young entrepreneurs aged 17-30 years, built from a unique partnership between The Prince’s Trust Aotearoa New Zealand (PTANZ), The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD), business and taiohi.

Via MYD, $1 million is being donated by government which is being matched dollar-for-dollar by private philanthropy/business. He Kākano is a positive economic response to the Covid-19 global pandemic initiative and invests in the future of business. It will grant funds to 100+ young entrepreneurs over the first two years.

To be eligible for He Kākano, you must be 17-30 years and have completed an MYD-funded enterprise course, or a The Prince’s Trust Aotearoa New Zealand Enterprise Workshop.

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