The times may have changed but our mission remains firm - to identify and celebrate young business talent in Australia.
Following 18 months of upheaval spurred by the pandemic as we adjust to what a COVID-normal world might look like, Melbourne's savvy business leaders have been hard at work seizing new opportunities and laying the groundwork for future success.
As the city's most prestigious business initiative celebrating young founders, the Melbourne Young Entrepreneur Awards recognise the grit and vision it takes to build thriving companies, deliver innovation and make a positive impact on society.
The awards offer the chance to network and collaborate with like-minded leaders, not just in Melbourne but around Australia as part of a nationwide initiative.
The selection process will culminate in a ceremony gala evening later in the year, but this is not your average awards night. The game-changers who participate will form part of an influential cohort with access to key stakeholders in both business and government.
Form close bonds, exchange ideas and create business opportunities. It's what the night is all about.
Every entrant in the Young Entrepreneur Awards will also 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 Australia and have been born in 1981 or later.