With more than 533 nominations received so far, Chair of Judges and SA Chief Entrepreneur Andrew Nunn said he was pleased that there were so many business leaders in the state, but said the people nominated needed to take a few minutes to complete their applications.
“I urge all those nominated to please complete the registration documentation prior to the close this weekend so that we get a full representation of the incredible entrepreneurs in our state,” Nunn said.
“I know everyone is busy, this is almost a given for a successful entrepreneur, but it’s worth multitasking the 15 to 20 minutes or so required to complete the registration,” Nunn said.
“This state needs to know what you’re doing!”
Now in its fifth year, InDaily’s 40 Under 40 Awards celebrate the impact South Australia’s finest young business people have on shaping the future of our state.
The awards celebrate individuals for their personal and commercial determination but also their philanthropic pursuits.
Winners will be announced at a gala evening on 9 June at the Adelaide Oval and the entire 40 will be featured in a CityMag print special in June. The 40 also become part of the influential alumni network, which meets regularly to share ideas and business leads.
Applications close at midnight on Sunday 3 April.
Nunn said InDaily’s 40 Under 40 program is not only important for the individuals involved but is also really important for the state as a whole to showcase the amazingly successful and innovative young entrepreneurs living here.
“It’s also a great platform for you to advertise the work you are doing to a wide range of potential clients, supporters and investors looking to scale their businesses, their profile and their impact,” Nunn said.
While the awards recognise 40 of South Australia’s young leaders each year, there are also individual awards provided by the program’s sponsors:
Piper Alderman 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.
KWP! 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.
Business SA 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.
Community Corporate 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.
Adelaide Business School Game Changer Award: Recognises a person who has re-written the rules of business to challenge, inspire and spark significant change.
VALO Sustainable Business Leaders Award: Recognises a person who has created visionary technologies that can sustainably enhance human experience and capabilities.
William Buck Entrepreneurial Award: Recognises an outstanding lateral business thinker and risk taker exhibiting entrepreneurial flair.
OTR Inspiring Disruptor Award: Recognises the vision, thought leadership and achievement of a leader in the private or public sector.
Adelaide BioMed City & CMAX Discovery Award: Recognises a person who has led an innovative research project that has had multi-disciplinary and business impact on the future health sector.
Solstice Media First Among Equals Award: Selected by the judging panel as the finalist who embodies the 40 Under 40 as the First Among Equals.
Applications will remain open for InDaily’s 40 Under 40 until midnight on Sunday 3 April.
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