The Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards recognises the Gold Coast's most successful founders under 40 who have built thriving businesses, delivered innovation, and taken ideas to great heights.

Every entrant in the Young Entrepreneur Awards will be considered for inclusion in Business News Australia's exclusive Top 100 Young Entrepreneur list.

For the past decade, we have unearthed the Gold Coast's most inspiring young business people and shared their successes.

This is your chance to be a part of one of Australia's most prestigious business awards and to collaborate with other game changers.

You will have the opportunity to meet the Gold Coast's most inspiring young business people from a variety of industries and celebrate their successes.

The Young Entrepreneur Awards is the most direct way to put yourself and your business or brand before a national audience.

The Young Entrepreneur Awards is also the most direct way to put yourself and your business or brand before a national audience.



To be eligible to enter the 2019 awards, the nominated person must be the founder of a business, be
based on the Gold Coast and been born in 1979 or later.


The Young Entrepreneur Awards profile entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries

Business News Australia wishes to congratulate last years finalists who collectively turn over $373 million a year and have created almost 3,500 jobs nationally.

Make sure to check out the Red Carpet highlights now live on our Facebook page.

The 2018 Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards winners:

Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Tomas Steenackers (National Veterinary Care)

Trailblazer of the Year -  James Gilmour (Gilmour Space Technologies)

Social Entrepreneur - Casey Lyons & Sam Webb (LIVIN)

Startup - Michael Kellett (Macro Mike)

Professional Services - Jürgen Himmelmann (The Global Work and Travel Co)

Marketing - Fady Hanna (Flagship)

Health & Fitness - Tomas Steenackers (National Veterinary Care)

Technology - Bernard Mangelsdorf & Kane Sajdak (BITS Technology Group & BITS Wireless)

Digital Disruptor - Brad Illich (Newbook & Xtreme)

Retail and Services - Lachlan Adams & Sean Connolly (My Generator)

Specialist Services - Jonathan Dwayre (Orbitz Elavators)

Fashion Design - Megan Ziems (Grace Loves Lace)

Legal - Shaun Rose (Rose Litigation Lawyers)

Hospitality and Tourism - Jon Tarrant & Rebecca Tarrant (Leisurecom Travel Group)

Arts & Culture - Michael Huxley (The Huxley School of Makeup)

Influencer - Tammy Hembrow (Saski Collection)

Manufacturing, Wholesale and Distribution - Michael McGovern & Eddie Oldfield (Black Hops Brewing)

Property and Construction - Mark Deacon & Jake Robinson (Superdraft & VIZ360)

PR & Media - Naomi Spies (Ruby Communications)

Finance - James Marshall (MWM Advisory)

Read about last year's winners here


Contact us on on 07 5575 7400 or email to discuss how you can be part of this amazing initiative.

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