JESSIE THATCHER - JESEAS CHARTERS
Jessie Thatcher who was Tairawhiti’s sole entrant in the New Zealand Maori Tourism Dragons’ Den 2019 Wow Us award. She was the joint winner of the Bring Your Idea to Life category, taking out a prize of $10,000. She was one of 9 finalists, selected from about 176 entries from around Aotearoa.
The prize money, along with the wrap around support from the Tolaga Innovation hub means Jessie's business could be up and running by summer 2019. Jeseas Charter is a family run boat business and in Jessie's own words it is "a Maori tikanga-based business that shares our stories, local knowledge and gathering aroha Tangaroa (love of the sea) to share with visitors from all over.”
On behalf of us here at PUBSA, well done Jessie. We are looking forward to seeing the business thrive and grow!! We at PUBSA are all about providing strong and sustained support to Alumni entrepreneurs.
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