YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS
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:
Manufacturing, Wholesale & Distribution
Property & Construction
Retail & Services
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 held at the end of the year. 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.
This year's prizes will include mentoring and strategy sessions with serial tech investor Steve Baxter, Greencross (ASX: GXL) founder Glen Richards and Blue Sky Alternative Investments (ASX: BLA) private equity and venture capital team.