Past Events

Recent, successful and inspirational events

Connecting young (and young at heart) entrepreneurs with potential mentors and other young entrepreneurs allows Y(E)P clients to work for themselves, but not by themselves. An entrepreneur’s network is one of their greatest assets and Y(E)P provides networking opportunities as well as identifying opportunities for clients to network and build their relationship building skills.

We have sponsored or hosted a number of events since our launch.

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Cairns Unconvention

Y(E)P Sponsored the 2017 Unconvention to make its first appearance in Cairns. The Unconvention had people from all over FNQ travel to Cairns to experience the full day of being inspired. Michelle Bridges, Tristan White, Nik Mirkovic, Alex Tomic, Jack Delosa & Peter Lackovic took the stage over the day and shared their advice, stories and motivation to succeed to every person in the room.

Screening of The New Hustle

The entrepreneurial documentary, The New Hustle was screened and hosted by Y(E)P in conjunction with theSPACE. The movie followed the journeys of three of Australia’s most successful start-ups and the problems they faced daily in the years leading up to their success.

Cairns Youngconvention – Jack Delosa

Inspired by the Unconvention that was happening the following day. The Young Entrepreneurs Project had Jack Delosa share his story, tips and success with the young people in Cairns. Jack inspired those under 30 who are either in business already or are looking at starting.

Cairns Business Women’s Club – Tim Gard

Y(E)P sponsored CBWC to have the hilarious Tim Gard to Cairns to speak at the August luncheon this year to promote the importance of mentoring. Tim left everyone in fits of laughter and with knowledge on how to maximise your leadership skills in the most positive way!

Cairns Post Thomas Frey Business Breakfast

The Young Entrepreneur’s project was lucky enough to convince Google’s #1 ranked futurist to visit Far North Queensland. At this business breakfast, Thomas Frey addressed the bubbling audience about where business is heading into the future, and how companies can stay innovative and ahead of the curve.

CQUniversity Thomas Frey Indaba

Thomas visited CQU and delivered a powerful keynote speech to business professionals, teachers and leaders from across FNQ. After the keynote, groups were formed and various ideas were discussed regarding how to better serve future generations in the Cairns region.

Visiting Inspirational Speaker – James Montgomery

The Young Entrepreneur’s project hosted a social event with James Montgomery, a local man who is now a SpaceX engineer. James spoke to the crowd about his journey, tailing his greatest obstacles, victories and what it’s like working at one of the most innovative companies on the planet.

Visiting Entrepreneur – Taj Pabari

Taj Pabari, QLD Young Australian of the year and founder of FiftySix creations, and his team, visited Cairns and surrounding regions for an entrepreneurial roadshow to a handful of schools in the area. From Babinda to Cairns, Taj, Y(E)P, and the FiftySix team helped students get hands on with programming and building their own tablets.

Visiting Inspirational Speaker – Kirsty Spraggon

Kirsty visited Cairns and delivered Y(E)P’s first full day workshop on having the Courage to Connect & Succeed. Kirsty spoke to the people of Cairns and dived into ways they can gain more courage, build stronger relationships and ultimately be more successful. Kirsty also accompanied Y(E)P for a social event the evening before. Touching briefly on what she would be presenting the following day.

Youth Lunch – Kate Fern

Kate Fern is an inspirational Cairns entrepreneur and community leader. She spoke at our first youth lunch, where she told her story and encouraged the young people in attendance to work in areas that they are passionate about, and can make a difference.

Visiting Entrepreneur – Troy Douglas

Troy was Y(E)P’s first visiting entrepreneur and what a great one he was! Troy joined us for a networking event where he told his story on how he and his business partner came up with the idea of Nexba. He left the young people of Cairns impressed with his success at such a young age and encouraged them to chase their dreams, and do some hard work.