Celebrating the passion, vision and achievements of South Australia’s young entrepreneurs and leaders.

Category Awards

Individual awards are presented to finalists who are exemplary in their fields.

New State of Mind Award

Recognises an individual who embodies South Australia is at its core – progressive, inspired, connected and unexpected. A person who inspires South Australia for people who want to live and work with a deeper purpose.

Sustainable Business Leaders Award

Recognises a person who has created visionary technologies that can sustainably enhance human experience and capabilities.

Rural and Regional Award

Recognises the individual who demonstrates influence and leadership in contributing to the prosperity of a rural or regional business and community.

Emerging Industries Award

Recognises an individual contributing to or a company operating in one of the “Emerging Industries” that will contribute to the prosperous future of our state.

Creative Thinker Award

Recognises the person who best demonstrates thinking creatively in relation to any aspect of their business or endeavours, and showing the use of innovation to progress.

Social Impact Award

Recognises an individual who is challenging conventional thinking by driving social innovation in a for-profit, social enterprise, NFP or through philanthropy.

Game Changer Award

Recognises a person who has re-written the rules of business to challenge, inspire and spark significant change.

Entrepreneurial Award

Recognises an outstanding lateral business thinker and risk taker exhibiting entrepreneurial flair.

Inspiring Future Leaders Award

Recognises the vision, thought leadership and achievement of a leader in the private or public sector.

Discovery Award

Recognises an innovative leader in a life sciences enterprise whose business activities have high impact potential for future health outcomes.  

Inspiring Female Leaders Award

Recognises an outstanding female who leads, inspires and pushes the boundaries of the business community.

First Among Equals Award

Selected by the judging panel as the finalist who embodies the 40 Under 40 as the First Among Equals.

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