Vanessa Goodson gained The Apprentice Aotearoa. Picture / Provided
After 12 gruelling episodes the place contestants battled it out for $50,000 Vanessa Goodson has been named as The Apprentice Aoteroa winner.
Goodson impressed the panellists together with her marketing strategy for her DIY balloon garland product, receiving reward for her charisma throughout her “boujee way of life” pitch.
The 30-year-old walks away with a $50,000 funding in her OMGNESS styling occasions and balloon enterprise. Goodson efficiently pitched her thought to a panel of enterprise specialists.
She beat out 13 different contestants for the highest prize – together with content material creator Stephen McDowell within the remaining episode.
The highest two contestants had been tasked with working with the eradicated contestants to provide you with the right pitch, banner, and commercial for his or her product.
Within the episode, she pitched what she was going to do with the $50,000 funding. After a shaky begin, she quickly gained over the room together with her enthusiasm and humour.
She impressed the panel with a stable marketing strategy and her projected earnings, and fielded questions in regards to the product. Goodson stated the IDIY balloon garland had a easy set-up course of and they’re additionally biodegradable.
“It is a way of life,” Goodson stated, summing up her pitch and why her thought ought to win. And her confidence resonated with the panel.
“You owned the room,” mentor Cassie Roma stated, praising Goodson’s “palpable power”.
Tomlinson stated he admired her for her work, and Pero agreed Goodson’s proposal stood out.
“You carry one thing I’ve by no means seen earlier than in a boardroom, and infectious charisma,” he stated.
McDowell’s enterprise and product pitch was an on the spot espresso with well being advantages, nevertheless he didn’t persuade Pero and the panellists that his product would enchantment to the high-end market he had in thoughts.
4 out of 5 panellists backed her and thought her thought was extra commercially viable than McDowell’s.
Goodson was moved to tears when Pero confirmed she was the winner. In addition to the 50k funding, she’s going to obtain ongoing mentorship for the subsequent 12 months.
• The Apprentice Aotearoa screened on TVNZ 1 and is out there to stream on TVNZ OnDemand.