Chambers showcase future business minds

Our youngest innovators and entrepreneurs will have their ideas for a business, product, service or solution brought to life as part of the Young Business Mind Awards program.

The Hunter Young Business Mind Awards is an initiative of the Hunter Region Local Chambers of Commerce and creates a leadership environment for young people to be visionary and cultivate business ideas.

President of Throsby Basin Business Chamber, Clare Monkley, said that the businesses in the Throsby Basin area understood that the region’s capacity to lead and grow hinged upon its ability to be entrepreneurial and innovate.

Throsby Basin Business Chamber

“The Hunter Young Business Mind Awards aims to support young people by letting them know that the business community is here to support them as they find new ways to contribute and lead important change for our region,” Clare said.

“The Throsby Basin Business Chamber fosters innovation by giving young, creative people the support they need to develop their ideas and creative positive change in the community.”

Entries are now open for the Hunter Young Business Mind Awards in the categories of:

Best creative thinking for a business idea or an existing business run by a student (Year 5 – 12). Prizes are cash and business development packages.
Best creative idea for a business or social enterprise developed by a class or school. In store vouchers proudly sponsored by Harvey Norman.

The Hunter Young Business Mind Awards Program Ambassador is Founder and CEO of Throatscope, Jennifer Holland. Ms Holland won 2017 Edison Award in New York and successfully landed investment from Steve Baxter on Shark Tank Australia. Jennifer believes this program is an important way to uncover the region’s next generation of entrepreneurs.

“We are really looking forward to getting the program out there and seeing what great ideas our young people come back with and bringing them to life,” she said.

“It has also been great to see some of our region’s business leaders such as PKF, Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors, Harvey Norman, and home-grown businesses like Design Change, Purser Corporate Communication and Agent of Obelisk, to help us pull the program together without any hesitation,” Ms Holland said.

Entries close:                                  15th November 2017

Regional Finalists Announced:   28th November 2017

YBMA Regional Final Gala:          13th December 2017

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