Young Business Mind Awards is aimed at empowering the next generation of creators and innovators in the Hunter Region.


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 building greater relationships and connections between industry, business, educators, parents and young people.

The initiative was supported by the Department of Employment, Skill, Small and Family Businesses through their Hunter Futurepreneurs Program.

Now in its fourth year, the HYBMA has already unearthed lots of creative thinking and great ideas, some with genuine commercial potential.

Whether you enter or support HYBMA, you’ll be helping to build the future of our region.

Governance and delivery of the awards program and relative initiatives is under the
auspices of Young Business Minds Inc, a registered Not for Profit Organisation.


Our Management Committee is made up of experienced members of the business community. Their combined skills and experience include every aspect of working in organisations at management and board level, within government, industry, corporate, small business and start-up enterprises.



CEO, Fine Line PTY LTD & Hunter Entrepreneurship Facilitator

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CEO, Hunter Business Chamber

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Associate Director, Australian business Lawyers & Advisors

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Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator
TAFE Newcastle NSW

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Vice President, Mid Coast Business


General Manager, Career Links