The times may have changed but our mission remains firm - to identify and celebrate young business talent in Australia.


For more than a decade the Young Entrepreneur Awards have uncovered the nation's top business minds and put them in the spotlight for their talents.

We've always been impressed by the entrants, but in 2020 we were blown away by the nominations received. Clearly the difficulties of the year did not do much to dampen the spirits of these young pioneers, many of whom have thrived.

Some nominees implemented clever and timely pivots when their models came under threat, choosing to jump on the moment and make sure their communities were looked after during a time of crisis. Others had well-prepared and pandemic-proof business models built many years in advance to take advantage of an increasingly online economy.

Each and every finalist in the Australian Young Entrepreneur Awards 2020 has a reason to celebrate - surviving the year alone was one challenge, but to grow and capture opportunity despite the uncertainty was a major achievement. These business leaders are the cream of the crop, and we can't wait to see what they deliver in 2021.


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. We aim to celebrate the success of young founders who are spearheading Australia's most exciting business ventures.

Entrepreneurs from around the country will converge at a series of gala events. There, 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.

In a year of great upheaval spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, the tenacity and creativity of entrepreneurs was in the spotlight in 2020. At Business News Australia, our Young Entrepreneur Awards recognise the outstanding leadership and success of founders all over the country.

Success can take on so many meanings: for some it's about scale, job creation and the positive disruption of new business models and ideas; for others, it may simply mean survival through today's challenges in order to pave the way for future prosperity.

This is not your average awards ceremony. The game-changers who participate will form part of an influential cohort with access to key stakeholders in both business and government.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.

In due course we will be announcing nomination dates for 2021. To be eligible to enter the awards you must be the founder of a business, be based in Australia and have been born in 1981 or later. 

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