The Melbourne Young Entrepreneur Awards recognises the city's top business founders who have contributed to economic prosperity, challenged the status quo or pioneered social change.
This is your chance to be a part of one of Australia's most prestigious business awards and collaborate with other game changers.
But we also aim to foster a community of emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders under the age of 40 who have built a thriving business, delivered innovation 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 Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneur list.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Travis Erridge (TM Insight)
Social Entrepreneur - Madeleine Buchner (Little Dreamers Australia)
Startup - Eugene Cheng & Hao Phu (The Sneaker Laundry)
Professional Services - Travis Erridge (TM Insight)
Marketing - Sabri Suby (King Kong)
Health & Fitness - Dr May Chan & Dr Reuben Sim (Dental Boutique)
Technology - William Strange (Sports Performance Tracking)
Digital Disruptor - Lee Hardham and Rajesh Yeluri (Brauz)
Retail and Services - Mia Plecic (Bondi Smile, Downtown Pressed Juice Co, Mia Plecic Entrepreneurs Academy)
Specialist Services - Sam Mendelson (Ka-Pooch)
Tourism & Events - Lani te Hennepe and Simon te Hennepe (TRAVLR)
Arts & Culture - Anthony Radaza (RMW Entertainment)
Influencer - Genevieve Day (Day Management)
Manufacturing, Wholesale and Distribution - Hamish Buckley (Coco Vodka, Bean Body, and Mr. Bright)
Property and Construction - Jiaheng Chan & Adelene Teh (Beulah International)
PR & Media - Ashleigh McInnes (Papermill Media)
Finance - Chris Christofi (Reventon & CHC Planning Solutions)
NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2019 MELBOURNE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS WILL OPEN IN MAY
To be eligible to enter the 2019 awards, the nominated person must have started a business
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The Young Entrepreneur Awards profile entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries.
TECHNOLOGY (Hardware, servicing or developing tech)
MANUFACTURING, WHOLESALE & DISTRIBUTION
MARKETING & PR
RETAIL & SERVICES
HOSPITALITY, TOURISM & EVENTS
HEALTH & FITNESS
PROPERTY & CONSTRUCTION
ARTS & CULTURE
STARTUP (founded in 2018 or later)
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