The Gold Coast is where the Australian Young Entrepreneur Awards began more than a decade ago. Since then the initiative has become a nationwide event bringing together the country's most inspiring businesspeople from a wide variety of industries.
As the awards reach new heights each year, Gold Coast entrepreneurs consistently punch above their weight to show Australia the city is about much more than surf and sunshine, although that is in abundance just like its innovation and business acumen.
Culminating in an awards ceremony at a gala event held in September, the Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards celebrate finalists' success and learn from the challenges they've faced along the way.
But we also 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 Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards is also the most direct way to put yourself and your business or brand before a national audience.
Form close bonds, exchange ideas and create business opportunities. It's what this night is all about.
Every entrant in the Young Entrepreneur Awards will be considered for inclusion in Business News Australia's exclusive Top 100 Young Entrepreneur list published later this year.
To be eligible to enter the 2021 awards you must be the founder of a business, be based in Gold Coast and have been born in 1981 or later.