Young Starters’ Competition

If you’re a young Queenslander aged 15 to 24 and have a great entrepreneurial idea, you could win prizes to help you develop your startup idea.

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  • No further rounds are being offered at this stage.


About the Young Starters’ Competition

The Young Starters' Competition can help young people connect with leading innovators, develop business skills and get a startup idea ready for investors.

The competitive program gives you the chance to:

  • learn how to be a successful entrepreneur or build on existing business knowledge and skills
  • see entrepreneurship as a career pathway
  • develop and pitch ideas to early investors
  • win prizes geared towards helping turn ideas into a new business opportunity
  • unleash the potential to make a lasting contribution to Queensland’s future.

2017 winners

The winners of the inaugural Young Starters’ Competition were:

Overall winner:
Grant Sampson, 16, from the Gold Coast for his innovative BragTag digital fishing app.

People’s Choice:
Robert Joseph, 21, from the Gold Coast for his skiing helmet-beanie solution dubbed Anti.

Startup Catalyst Youth Mission:
Ben Coughlin, 19, from Brisbane for his idea, Backyard Coach.

Find out more about the Finals Pitch Breakfast event, hosted by River City Labs on 5 June 2017.

Last updated 07 Feb, 2019
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