Age is no barrier for young entrepreneur, Callum Stewart, who left St Andrew’s at the end of last year, after completing Year 12 with a Level 3 Excellence endorsement and a New Zealand Scholarship for Economics. Along with a business partner, he runs a thriving cryptocurrency brokerage business, which in its first few months of operation has had a turnover exceeding $4 million. “I was originally going to study Financial Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Canterbury, but when the business took off I decided to delay my studies for six months to focus on that,” he says. The company has a website bitx.nz and operates from a co-working space in Waltham. It has five staff including Callum. He has run various businesses since the age of 12, with his entrepreneurial streak supported and nurtured by the Commerce Department at St Andrew’s, he says. “I absolutely loved Economics and Business Studies. All my teachers were always so accommodating, answering any question I came up with. They gave me a good grounding for what I’m doing now.” Callum’s ambitions don’t stop at cryptocurrency. He and a few associates are already in the discovery phase of setting up a hedge fund.