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Young Enterprise Trust sponsorship

Every day we receive sponsorship requests from a range of businesses, individuals, sports and art groups – many of these are not related to what Xero stands for. As we head toward financial break-even, we thought it time to consider finding a cause that fits with our brand pillars – being human, an advocate, challenging, partnering and maintaining high standards.

Today we became a Silver sponsor of the Young Enterprise Trust which is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to create entrepreneurial students with a “can do” attitude. Programmes run from primary through to secondary school, encourage students to be enterprise capable and financially literate. By equipping young people with these skills, the Trust seeks to make a difference to the lives of the individual, their family and society.

While based in New Zealand, the trust has peer programmes in markets where Xero has a growing presence, such as Australia, the UK and the US. Over a four year period Xero will increase its funding contribution. In addition, students participating in the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme will get to use Xero at no cost. This particular programme lets students experience the setting up and running of their own company.

Helping to provide young people with the tools and support to create new, innovative businesses (like Xero), is we think a great way to give something back. We also believe it’s better to support one cause well, rather than spread ourselves too thin trying to support various different charities and community projects.

So here’s to the next generation of budding of entrepreneurs!


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