Young Entrepreneur Australia 2020

The country's most prestigious business awards.

A nationwide cohort of contenders vying for the Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year title. It doesn't get better than this.

This is a night to celebrate the success of young founders who are in the driver's seat of Australia's most exciting businesses.

Entrepreneurs from around the country will converge at the gala event. They will meet peers who share the same strain of passion, eye for innovation and desire to leave a legacy. This stellar group is the one you will want to keep your eyes on.

At Business News Australia. we have been at the forefront of unearthing inspiring and influential entrepreneurs for over a decade. This year is no different.

Each of the incredible finalists will be up for inclusion in the exclusive Top 100 Young Entrepreneur list to be published later this year.

Our goal is to support emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders with official recognition for their efforts, to provide them with ongoing support and business connections. Quite simply, our mission is to shine a light on Australia's best and brightest.


"I firmly believe every person should try and start a business by the time they are 30. 
Everyone seems to aspire to work for someone, but really, we are all potential entrepreneurs.
The size or success of the venture isn't anywhere near as important as the business skills and life lessons you take away from it."

Bevan Slattery, founder of Superloop (ASX: SLC), Megaport (ASX: MP1), NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) Pipe Networks and SubPartners.

Winner of the Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2009 and winner of Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Trailblazer Award 2011.



The winners of the Australian Young Entrepreneur Awards 2019 were as follows:

Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Fung Lam and Werner Liu, New Aim

Australian Young Entrepreneur Trailblazer Award
Karl Brown, Instyle Solar and Rokkit Performance Marketing

Australian Young Entrepreneur Social Award
Amelia Gow, Active Opportunities

Australian Young Entrepreneur Arts & Culture Award
Michael Huxley, Huxley Group

Australian Young Entrepreneur Fashion Design Award
Tammy Hembrow, Saski Collection

Australian Young Entrepreneur Marketing Award
Nic Blair, Search Factory and Brus Media

Australian Young Entrepreneur PR & Media Award
Naomi Spies, Ruby Communications

Australian Young Entrepreneur Property & Construction Award
Brett Boulton, BOLD Group of Companies

Australian Young Entrepreneur Legal Award
Sacha Kirk and Warwick Walsh, Lawcadia

Australian Young Entrepreneur Professional Services Award
Carlos Ferri, Zapala Corp, Zapala Go, Zapala People, Shipeezi, Moveezi, Educafy, Zapala Brazil, Zapala Fleet, Bhold Creative

Australian Young Entrepreneur Startup Award
Jackson Meyer, Verus Global

Australian Young Entrepreneur Food & Beverage Award
Drew Bilbe and Troy Douglas, Nexba

Australian Young Entrepreneur Hospitality & Tourism Award
Justin Hales, Camplify

Australian Young Entrepreneur Fitness Award
Aaron Smith, KX Pilates

Australian Young Entrepreneur Health & Medicine Award
Dr Tanya Unni, Amtan Medical, Amtan Health, Amtan Health, Australian Skin Lab and SkinLab & Beauty

Australian Young Entrepreneur Manufacturing, Wholesale & Distribution Award
Jeff Yu and Anson Zhang, One Stop Warehouse

Australian Young Entrepreneur Specialist Services Award
Jonathan Dwayre, Orbitz Elevators

Australian Young Entrepreneur Finance Award
Daniel Wessels, Jacaranda Finance and Jacaranda Loans

Australian Young Entrepreneur Technology Award
Christian Pacheco, Virtual IT Group

Australian Young Entrepreneur Digital Disruptor Award
Ben Bradshaw, Disrupt Digital, SponsoredLinX and Get More Traffic

Australian Young Entrepreneur Retail & Services Award
Fung Lam and Werner Liu, New Aim

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