Young entrepreneurs applying for an award

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2023 – why should you apply?

A Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award can provide a number of benefits for the recipient and is definitely worth applying for in 2023.

Some of the potential benefits include:

Recognition and validation of your business idea or venture

Receiving a Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2023 can be a great way to gain recognition and validation for your business idea or venture. This can be especially beneficial for young entrepreneurs who may be just starting out and may not yet have a large network or customer base.

Networking opportunities

Many young entrepreneurship awards include networking events or opportunities to connect with other entrepreneurs and industry professionals. These connections can be valuable resources for seeking advice, finding potential partners or investors, and learning about new opportunities.


Winning a Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2023 can also bring attention to your business and increase visibility. This can lead to new customers, partnerships, and interest in your business.

Overall, receiving a young entrepreneurship award can be a great way to gain recognition, build your network, and potentially secure funding for your business.

When you apply for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, we want to know about your challenges and how you have overcome them.

Some of these challenges may include:

Lack of experience

Young entrepreneurs may have started out with limited business experience, which can make it difficult to navigate the challenges of starting and running a business.

Limited financial resources

As a young entrepreneur, you may not have the financial resources of an established business. This can make it difficult to fund your business or cover unexpected expenses.

Limited professional networks

Young entrepreneurs may also have limited professional networks, which can make it harder to find advisors, mentors, or potential investors.


Unfortunately, some people may be less likely to take a young entrepreneur seriously due to their age. This can make it more difficult to secure funding or partnerships.

Perceived limited life experience

Young entrepreneurs may also be perceived as having limited life experience, which can make it harder to anticipate and plan for challenges that may arise in the course of running a business.

Being young and in business can present some challenges, but with determination and hard work, these challenges can be overcome, and we want to know how you did it.

And let’s not forget, there are also a number of potential advantages to being young and in business. Some of these advantages include:

Fresh perspective

As a young entrepreneur, you may bring a fresh perspective to your industry or business. This can be especially valuable in today’s fast-paced, constantly-evolving business environment.


Young entrepreneurs may have more flexibility in their schedules and be able to devote more time and energy to their businesses.

Access to technology and social media

Young entrepreneurs may be more familiar with technology and social media platforms, which can be valuable tools for marketing and promoting a business.

Ability to take risks

Young entrepreneurs may be more willing to take risks and try new things, which can be important for innovation and success in business.

Support from peers and mentors

There may be a variety of resources and support systems available to young entrepreneurs, including peer networks, mentorship programs, and educational opportunities.

So we want to hear about those too when you apply for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2023.

Our awards shortlisting process takes over 800 entries down to 10 finalists per category with our category judges choosing their ultimate Gold winner and Silver and Bronze runners-up.

Each category is judged by 4 independent and leading business experts. Included in each panel is last years winner so they have a real insight into what it takes to be a winner.

To help you out, we have spoken to a number of our judges to ask them exactly what they will be looking for when you come to undertake your 45 minute presentation and Q&A with them.