YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS
This is your chance to be a part of one of Australia's most prestigious business awards and collaborate with other game changers.
You will have the opportunity to meet the country's most inspiring young business people from a variety of industries and celebrate their successes and learn from the challenges they've faced along the way.
Quite simply our mission is to find and recognise young business talent in Australia.
But we also aim to foster a community of emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders born in 1977 or later who have built a thriving business, delivered innovation, led social change or have an idea that will change lives.
As part of this community, you'll become one of the influential cohort of young entrepreneurs who will have access to influential stakeholders in business and government.
The Young Entrepreneur Awards is also the most direct way to put yourself and your business or brand before a national audience.
As part of each nomination, every entrant in the Young Entrepreneur Awards will be considered for inclusion in Business News Australia's exclusive Top 40 under 40 lists.
Nominations are now open
Brisbane: Friday 29 September 2017, Moda Portside
Gold Coast: Friday 3 November 2017, QT Hotel
Melbourne: February 2018
Adelaide: February 2018
Sydney: March 2018
National: March 2018
Business News Australia is dedicated to recognising young talent in Australia
The Young Entrepreneur Awards showcase Australia's top business leaders aged under 40, who have built a thriving business, delivered innovation, led social change or forged a path to turn their dream into reality. The initiative supports the growth of local economies.
The Young Entrepreneur Awards are focused on unearthing the talent we have here in Australia and giving them not only recognition but an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and experiences. To be part of the awards the nominees must have started their own business and base their head office in the respective city they are entering into.
These business leaders are critical to the lifeblood of our economy and our community. They not only fuel the city's vibrant business culture, but make our local economy tick. They are risk-takers working hard at building their empires, prepared to act on ideas and implement new technologies.
They are proud of being based in Australia and attest to it being a great place to do business. The Young Entrepreneur Awards align with the majority of Australia's strategic priorities: innovation, cultural, competitive business, workforce and international trade. The initiative unveils Australia as a cultural melting pot with genuine business competition. The initiative creates a platform for business owners to connect with likeminded individuals and foster collaboration. The awards also generate invaluable publicity.
The Young Entrepreneur Awards profile entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries including:
Award categories (You are able to nominate multiple categories):
TECHNOLOGY (Hardware, servicing or developing tech)
MANUFACTURING, WHOLESALE & DISTRIBUTION
MARKETING & PR
RETAIL & SERVICES
HOSPITALITY, TOURISM & EVENTS
HEALTH & FITNESS
PROPERTY & CONSTRUCTION
ARTS & CULTURE
STARTUP (founded a business in 2016 or later)
SOCIAL (solving a community problem)
Many of these players are competing on an international scale, turning the attention to Australia as a global leader of entrepreneurship.
The Young Entrepreneur Awards culminate in an awards ceremony at a gala event. The event provides a platform for likeminded people to network, exchange ideas, create business opportunities in a relaxed and fun setting, with the finalists recognised on the night and guests encouraged to get to know each other.