Three local girls won first, second and third place for their entrepreneurial submissions in the fifth Wild Fig Young Entrepreneur Support Awards.
Winning student, Sophia Walcott, from Central Coast Grammar School, was awarded a cheque for $1,000 for her business, Sweet Surrender, a business in which she designs and hand paints original artworks on denim jackets as one-off pieces for her growing clientele.
Ms Walcott is already receiving enquiries about her product from overseas and has had her designs featured in a well-known swimwear brand’s modelling shoot.
Second place, and a cheque for $300, was awarded to, Amelia Hey, from Terrigal High School, for Pulpy Pineapple, a healthy alternative to sugary beverages sold via mobile vans at community events.
Third place, and a cheque for $200, went to, Kate Witham, from St Philip’s Christian College ,for IMUM, an innovative ‘virtual mum’ app delivery to assist when you’re unwell.
Students were judged on a range of criteria including creativity, passion, an understanding of what it takes to get a business off the ground, and their ability to pitch their idea to an audience.
Wild Fig Service Alliance is a not-for-profit organisation consisting of members representing a broad range of established businesses on the Central Coast.
The YES Awards was launched in 2013 as part of the group’s commitment to encourage entrepreneurial spirit in local youth.
Media release, Nov 16
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