Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards 2021 NOW open to all Hunter students

Inspire - Innovate - Achieve

The HYMBA is about encouraging students and schools in the Hunter to think like entrepreneurs, to express their creativity and develop the self-confidence to present their ideas. 

The awards program, will see our region’s youngest innovators and entrepreneurs have their ideas for a business, product, service or solution brought to life, recognised and rewarded by local business leaders. 

 Now in its forth year, we’ve already unearthed lots of great ideas and creative thinking.


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A program recognised by Hunter Business Leaders

I believe that the Hunter Young Business Mind Awards program is a great opportunity for the Hunter business community to support and encourage our regions youth and build stronger relationships with our educators, which can only be beneficial for our region into the future.

Bob Hawes, CEO Hunter Business Chamber 


Apply for a chance to win $1000

Simply pitch your idea to us…. 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!

If you’ve been toying around with an idea or you’ve already developed a product, service or solution you’d be crazy not to enter.

This is an opportunity for you to:

  • Test your ideas
  • Maybe win some cash
  • Start making those important connections which help you take your idea or business further and even help you after you finish school.

Check out our previous winners below!

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Tomaree High's Tyler Regan says winning the Hunter Young Business Mind award was transformative for his software startup.

“There aren’t many things like this out there for young people, so any young person with a business or creative idea, even if it’s just the spark of an idea, should have a go. It’s easy to enter!”

Tyler Regan, Winner (2017)


Hunter Entrepreneur

Young people are our future, they will dream of new industries, create the new jobs and become our civic leaders

Cheryl Royle Chairperson, HYBMA 


Entries Open

March 3rd 2021

Entries Close

October 31, 2021

Award Presentation

December 2nd, 2021 (to be confirmed)


A huge thanks to our sponsors!

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