Thanks to the YES team, Novel Designs placed 2nd in the West Auckland region for the Young Enterprise Scheme 1st challenge of 2018 with our MVP video. 
Watch the video that got us 2nd place in West Auckland.

On March 24th, Novel Designs attended Oratia Farmers Market to continue conducting market research. We are so thankful for all the people who were able to come and talk to us. We can't wait to finally launch our product. Stay tuned!

On March 15th our CEO Taylor Taia (far left) got the amazing opportunity to attend the Young Enterprise Scheme's CEO conference with CEO's from the other YES companies around Auckland. It had multiple insightful accomplished CEO's giving presentations about what they do as CEO and How they had overcome obstacles that they had encountered on their journey to success.

One speaker that really stood out to Taylor was Sarah Trotman. Sarah Trotman is an experienced CEO with a vast amount of knowledge of the ins and outs of business which she demonstrated at the conference. Among Sarah's many achievements one that inspired Taylor the most was her ownership of a Deloitte Fast50 business with the fastest growing business owned by a woman in New Zealand. The Deloitte Fast 50 ranks New Zealand’s fastest growing businesses (that have existed for 3 or more years) based on revenue percentage growth and is an amazing achievement. It is particularly inspiring as Novel is an all-girl company.

Taylor can't wait to use the knowledge gained from this experience to help guide Novel toward success. 

On March 1st, we were invited out to Auckland University by Matthew Canham from Velocity University of Auckland to conduct market research in order to further develop our company. During our time spent there, we were able to discuss and receive feedback from various University students, giving us more insight on how our product and business is viewed among our target market. As well as this, we also got given the opportunity to go on a tour of one of the buildings on Campus called the Unleashed Space. This area is where all the technology that is beneficial towards our business and product is held. We’ve come away from today with a clearer vision and we cannot wait to see where this will lead Novel.