Kendall Flutey was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug early – she was selling class newspapers at the age of seven – and completing a Master of Entrepreneurship only cemented that passion.
“I actually first studied economics, then accounting and then entrepreneurship. I’m really grateful that Otago supported my academic growth through allowing me the flexibility to do things a little differently, and remain excited and engaged in learning I was genuinely passionate about.”
Kendall was named the 2019 Young New Zealander of the Year for her creation of Banqer, an online programme that helps young New Zealanders develop financial literacy skills. She has one tip for future Otago students.
“Broaden your definition of success. Once you do this, you’ll open up more options for yourself to really thrive and succeed.”