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The Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards showcase the city's top young business leaders who are building thriving businesses, delivering innovation, leading social change or forging a path to turn their dream into reality.
In its most competitive year yet, the Awards were presented at a special gala event at Jupiters Hotel and Casino in front of more than 200 guests.
Jason Ganis, the founder of SmartPrint Fleet Management, iFish Finance and Print Security, edged out strong competition from innovative business minds in digital, hospitality and manufacturing to take out the top gong.
The Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards will return in 2016 bigger and better, with the search to commence in June.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Jason Ganis - SmartPrint Fleet Management
JASON Ganis has edged out strong competition from innovative business minds in digital, hospitality and manufacturing to take out the eighth annual Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards... READ MORE
Trailblazer of the Year: Jeff Anning - Evolve Skateboards
IT HAS been one hell of a long ride for entrepreneur Jeff Anning, who gambled his family home on a shot at turning his passion into a business... READ MORE
Hospitality, Tourism and Events: Adam Haralampou - Justin Lane
FROM trading marbles in primary school, to running one of the city's top restaurants, Adam Haralampou is the epitome of entrepreneurship... READ MORE
Retail: Lukeuce Kleinschmidt - Egofun
WHILE searching for a better way to cast his fishing line, Lukeuce Kleinschmidt didn't expect to snag a successful business idea instead... READ MORE
Digital: Bradley Illich - NewBook and Xtreme
AFTER working extensively with the hospitality industry over the past 15 years, Bradley Illich saw frustration among his clients as an opportunity. Now he is reaping the rewards... READ MORE
Professional Services: Mark Deacon and Jake Robinson - Superdraft
TECHNOLOGY merges with design talent at Superdraft, a firm that has built a name for itself as one of the largest residential architecture companies in Australia... READ MORE
Health and Fitness: Selasi Berdie - BSKT and Cocowhip
SELASI Berdie is on a mission to make the world a healthier place. Two years ago the former Gold Coast Titans player opened the doors to BSKT café, a brand that has since become a staple within the Coast's booming lifestyle and health culture... READ MORE
Social Entrepreneur: Amanda Vella - Save A Horse Australia
AMANDA Vella rescued her first stallion when she was just 13 years old, and since then has dedicated her life to giving a voice to unwanted, abused, neglected and slaughter-bound horses... READ MORE
Young Professional of the Year: Maggie Zhang - JLF Group of Companies
GROWING the Gold Coast's corporate culture and increasing job opportunities in the city are priorities for these future city leaders... READ MORE