The Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards recognise the city's top business founders who have contributed to economic prosperity, challenged the status quo or pioneered social change.

Join a stellar cast of Young Entrepreneur alumni who have leveraged their business through the Awards. They share the same strain of passion, eye for innovation and desire to leave a legacy. The most exciting thing is they call Brisbane home.

The Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards is the city's premier initiative connecting you to fellow entrepreneurs, with the purpose of leveraging your business. The Awards essentially give you a little black book with the most important contacts in the city.

The search for a new league of entrepreneurs will commence in July 2017. Sign up to receive e-news updates, including the 2017 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards nominations callout, here.

Award categories:

Retail & Services

Covering both the bricks and clicks space, this category highlights excellence in retail and retail services direct to the consumer.

Hospitality & Tourism

Apply now if you own a venue that attracts the social set, a restaurant that may be the city's best kept secret, manage successful events or contribute to Brisbane's tourism industry.


This category encompasses companies that have mastered digital marketing channels and delivered services that significantly raise their client's profiles.


Companies with inventive software or hardware solutions in the IT and electronics space that change how consumers operate should enter this category.

Property & Construction

Brisbane's ever-changing skyline spells big business for the local economy. If you are enriching the development of the city, enter now.

Professional Services

Professionals across all disciplines including media, law, recruitment and finance are given the opportunity to shine in this category.

Manufacturing, Wholesale & Distribution

This category celebrates young entrepreneurs who are pushing above their weight in a sector that is considered the backbone of the supply chain for the broader economy.

Marketing & Events

Entrepreneurs who have made a name for themselves forging creative and new ways to promote a product, service or event are encouraged to enter.

Social Entrepreneur

Are you solving social issues or driving social change? This category is aimed at young talent using innovative initiatives to support the community.


Introducing the startup category for entrepreneurs that are in the early stages of developing a vision. The business is brimming with potential, uses technology to scale and has been operating for 24 months or less.


All nominees in the above categories will be up for Trailblazer award. The award recognises an entrepreneur that has achieved exponential growth in a short period of time and is destined for global success.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Each of the category winners will be in the running to win the coveted title of Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

2016 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year Jordan Grives, Fonebox

To be eligible to enter, nominees must have started the business, be based in Brisbane and born 1977 or later.

Read about the 2016 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Winners here.





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