30under30 is an Anthill initiative that was launched in early 2008 to encourage and promote entrepreneurship among young Australians.
The program provides recognition to 30 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 for their outstanding entrepreneurial endeavours.
Nominate yourself or a deserving entrepreneur
We’ve heard your requests, your pleas, your demands and extended the application deadline by five days! Applications now close 5pm, Wednesday 20 July 2011.
Nominations open: Monday 30 May 2011
Applications open: Thursday 30 June 2011
Applications close: Friday 15 July 2011 [Extended! Now 5pm, Wednesday 20 July 2011]
Winners announced: August 2011
30under30 is built around a program of self-selection/application. While a third party can ‘nominate’ a worthy entrepreneur, the onus lies on the applicant to complete an online application form, asking the applicant to ‘sell’ his/her entrepreneurial qualities.
To be eligible for the 2011 program, the entrepreneur must be under 30 years of age and must be an Australian citizen on 1 August 2011.
What makes a person entrepreneurial?
An entrepreneur is generally thought of as someone who organises a business venture and assumes the risk for it. However, being entrepreneurial also requires a range of personal traits and qualities:
Marketing/Product Development Flair
‘Out of Square’ Thinking
Skills of Persuasion
Stage 1: Nominations open
This is your chance to self-nominate or nominate another entrepreneur. Simply follow the links below and above, then follow the prompts. You will be asked to insert the name and contact details of the nominee in the fields provided and your own details if you are nominating a third party and wish to be acknowledged.
Stage 2: Applications open
Nominees will be alerted via email (and post if appropriate) that the application stage has opened. This stage requires the nominee/applicant to complete an online survey. The information in this online survey will be used to determine the nominee/applicant’s eligibility and shortlist Finalists. APPLICATION FORM.
Stage 3: Judging
Finalists will be contacted should the judging panel require further information. The absence of contact does not necessarily indicate that a nominee/applicant has or has not been selected as a Finalist. Contact also does not necessarily indicate that a nominee/applicant has or has not been selected as a Finalist.
Stage 4: The Winner’s Announcement
Finalists and Winners will be announcement in early August 201, published on the AnthillOnline.com. Thirty entrepreneurs will be identified (Finalists). The organisers reserve the right to eliminate or add award categories to reflect the quality and background of applications.
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