Want to apply this year? Save the date - Nominations will open on 1st July, 2024.

We would like to thank all nominees, finalists and winners for sharing your stories of success with us, and for being an inspiration to all of us here at Business News Australia.

We were incredibly excited to have been able to find and recognise so much talent in 2023.

You have every reason to be celebrating your achievements and you should be proud for making the Gold Coast a great city to do business in.

We hope you enjoyed the experience and made connections that will last into the future.

 Keep an eye on our news site for feature stories, followed by the coveted Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs list this year.

Read about the winners and finalists here:
Mannu Kala retains the crown as Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards to put local talent in the spotlight

We look forward to following your business journey and hope to see you at the Awards again next year!

The Australian Young Entrepreneur Awards celebrate diversity, and we strongly encourage participation from founders belonging to any group that is underrepresented in business. 


To be eligible to enter the 2023 awards, you must be the founder of a business based on the Gold Coast and born in 1984 or later. Category award winners will automatically become finalists for the Australian Young Entrepreneur Awards. 

Finalists will be vying to win one of 20 category awards, and all will be considered for the Trailblazer and Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.


Want to align your brand with an emerging generation of trailblazers?

Contact the Business News Australia team to find out about the wealth of sponsorship and involvement options that are available.

There's no better way to put your brand before a national audience of the country's best and brightest.

For further information please call Business News Australia on 07 3608 2068 or email [email protected]



Quite simply our mission is to find and recognise young business talent in Australia.

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