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We support school members through our young entrepreneur awards each year where 1 recipient from each member school is awarded a monetary prize for being the schools Young Entrepreneur.


Young Entrepreneur Awards - 2017

2017 Young Entrepreneurs of the Year
Meet 2017's Young Entrepreneurs of the Year.


Balmoral State High School - Jett Candy

Jett established his own freelance design business in 2015 and has been gaining an online reputation over the last couple of years as a graphic designer. Jett has 250 followers on Instagram and was invited to join Dribble an exclusive invitation only network of designers by a professional designer in the UK.
Jett has established a solid foundation to develop his business as he studies a bachelor of design at Griffith University next year. (@jdcgraphicx)


Cannon Hill Anglican College – John Hatfield

John has played a key role at CHAC in 2017 by building student interest in entrepreneurship and innovation through running discussion and project groups bringing together students from across the college. He now intends to take this interest in entrepreneurship further with the establishment of the Young Entrepreneurs Network. John recently received the Peter Doherty Award for outstanding senior STEM student an award received by just 15 students state wide for excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and maths and is already networking widely with potential young innovators and entrepreneurs. The network will ultimately provide a place for young entrepreneurs to meet, brainstorm ideas, problem solve and network as well as provide connections to industry professionals, mentors and business strategy advice to its member. The college will be seeking to work closely with John beyond school for the next generation of young entrepreneurs.


Holland Park State High School – Cameron Bryer

Cameron is a year 10 student who has established his own photography business known as Cameron Bryer Photos. Any income earned from photo shoots so far has been reinvested into additional equipment to expand the business and services offered. Cameron promotes his business through his facebook page. He is also a fine musician and great role model for other students.


Loreto College – Chelsea Wood

Chelsea has shown a natural aptitude for entrepreneurship achieving a VHA achievement in both Accounting and Economics. She is planning to study Business/Commerce at university next year. Chelsea presented a 300 word paper on why business education is important as part of her selection for the award. The following is an excerpt from her piece
‘Business isn’t just a subject I can choose to take at school or university, it is the backbone to how our modern world works. It’s the foundation of how our communities thrive and how we can ensure our lifestyles are sustainable. A business education provides the fundamental concepts and processes to small and big companies in order to help them compete and succeed in the modern world’


Whites Hill State College – Brooke Fisher-Puru

Brooke is a social influencer who has gained a following on Instagram and Snapchat, infact 60,000 people follow her on snapchat. Due to the number of followers, Brooke has been approached by multiple businesses to promote their products which has enabled her to earn an income. The level of interest from businesses is growing from around the world and during the year she was approached by Fashion Nova to work on a piece of clothing with them. Brooke is planning on starting her own clothing and makeup lines and is currently working on her website.
Brooke has also been mentoring others to enable them to become social influencers and promote items on social media.