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.

2018 winners

The winners of the inaugural Young Starters’ Competition were:

Overall winner:
Tom Stolberg, 15, from Mackay for his business pitch Make It Now, specialising in rapid prototyping and large-scale 3D printing.

People’s Choice:
The team from Micromelon, which aims to simplify the way robotics is taught to students and children.

Find out more about the final pitch competition, hosted by River City Labs on 23 July 2018.

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 25 Jul, 2019
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