Nominations for the 2022 Melbourne Young Entrepreneur Awards are closed

The Young Entrepreneur Awards are an incredible opportunity not only to be recognised, but to join a cohort of like-minded young businesspeople eager to make their impact on Australia and the world.

Every entrant will be considered for inclusion in Business News Australia’s Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs list.

The selection process will culminate in the Melbourne Young Entrepreneur Awards gala dinner, to be held on Friday, 21 October 2022 at Zinc at Federation Square.

Enjoy an impressive 3-course dinner and drinks (wine, beer and soft drinks).
Mixing the awards with great entertainment, we promise to get the evening pumping.

Tickets$295 | Group of 10 $2,750

Winners will then be invited to the Australian Young Entrepreneur Awards gala dinner, joining leading business minds from all over the country.

This is not your average Awards ceremony. Form close bonds, exchange ideas and forge new business opportunities. That’s what this is all about.

To be eligible to enter the 2022 awards, you must be the founder of a business based in Melbourne and born in 1983 or later. Category award winners will automatically become finalists for the Australian Young Entrepreneur Awards.

Nominations for Melbourne have closed.

Finalists will be vying to win one of 19 core category awards, and all will be considered for the Trailblazer and Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards. The categories are:

Arts & Culture

Digital Disruptor

Fashion Design



Food & Beverage

Health & Medicine

Hospitality & Tourism


Manufacturing, Wholesale & Distribution


PR, Media & Events

Professional Services

Property & Construction

Retail & Services

Specialist Services


Sustainability & Social Responsibility




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