Hunter Young Business Mind Awards - Background
The inaugural Hunter Young Business Mind Awards (HYBMA) in 2017 were the first steps in creating a program to connect and energise the next generation of creators, innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders in our region.
The concept was driven by the Hunter region's Local Chambers of Commerce and business leaders who saw the importance of igniting and building greater relationships and connections between industry, business, educators, parents and young people.
The initiative was supported by the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business through their Hunter Futurepreneurs Program.
Now in its third year, the HYBMA has already unearthed lots of creative thinking and great ideas, some with genuine commercial potential.
2019 and beyond
The Hunter Young Business Mind Awards team and supporters are working towards having the program engage our NextGens in the ongoing transformation and development of the Hunter economy and its society. We will deliver programs which:
What's new In 2019
Rather than specific areas, we've expanded the awards categories to encourage a broad range of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurialism in all age groups from primary school to University.
WHAT’S YOUR BIG IDEA?
It could be…
- A cool idea for a new business or product
- A clever way to solve an existing problem
- A creative project to benefit your community or school.
The only limit is your imagination!
This years awards program will see more opportunities for business, industry, government and community organisations to be involved in supporting the program outcomes.