Brisbane Business News is dedicated to awarding young business leaders that are forging paths of success and reaping rich rewards.
In 2014, we acknowledged Brisbane young entrepreneurs capitalising on a raft of opportunities that abound in an economy in transition.
They are proving that their success does not heed the dour views of forecasters lamenting tough market conditions.
In 2014 the Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards offered an inspiring look at the city's young business owners who are embracing innovation, creativity and opportunity to grow and prosper in diverse fields of endeavour.
The awards highlighted spectacular growth in the technology, marketing and communications sectors from entrepreneurs who are forging new paths in these fields.
In some cases, this growth has come from new strategies that deliver basic needs for businesses, such as Ben Shipley's telecommunications giant Comscentre.
Others have taken advantage of their creative energy to capitalise on the rise of social media and online retailing.
To recognise this year's diversity, and depth of business talent, Brisbane Business News spread the awards across eight new categories.
Each category winner s a young entrepreneur to celebrate, and none more so than Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Robert Rowe, the founder of shopfitter Tu Projects.
Aged just 33, Rowe is a seasoned business player who is heading for a stellar 2015.
The standard of this year's winners also elevates our recognition of all the award finalists, some of whom have missed out by the barest of margins to claim the prize.
This special edition of Brisbane Business News highlights their respective journeys to success.
In 2015 we will again host these awards and will be seeking the game changers in the Brisbane business arena.
We are interested in people who are spectacularly disrupting the market, riding on stellar success, or even just starting out with big dreams but an even greater determination to make these come alive. The criterion for nomination is that the entrepreneur founded their business, is the owner-operator, are based in Brisbane, and born 1975 or later.
Nominees will be given the opportunity to gain exposure through the Brisbane Business News website and attend one of Brisbane's landmark calendar events, the Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards.
If you are or know of a young entrepreneur in Brisbane, keep an eye on our website to find out when nominations open.
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