Logan and Redlands says YES to youth ideas

Logan and Redlands says YES to youth ideas

Logan City Council and Redland City Council have teamed up to deliver a forum that will tap the talents of the brightest young minds in SEQ.

2019 Young Entrepreneur Summit (YES) will be held at Redland Performing Arts Centre on September 13.

YES is designed for 12 to 25 year olds aiming to become scientists, innovators, engineers, technologists and entrepreneurs.

The event will bring young people face-to-face with world-leading innovators, educators and entrepreneurs.

Logan City Council Image and Innovation Committee Chairperson, Councillor Laurie Smith, said YES would showcase the city’s exciting start-up culture.

“Logan is the innovative, dynamic city of the future and we’ve seen many start-ups and entrepreneurs launch their ideas in our city, including the 2017 Young Australian of the Year Taj Pabari,” Cr Smith said.

“YES will provide a platform for future innovators to network and hone their craft – who knows what concepts it will generate.

“Logan City Council is committed to supporting all enterprises that seek to enrich our economic and social landscape through innovation.”

Redlands Mayor Karen Williams said Redland City Council was partnering with Logan City Council and 56 Creations to stage the event, as part of the State Government’s Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP).

“ARIP sees Council engaging with Logan City Council on YES to highlight the game-changing work being done by a group of innovative, regional start-ups and entrepreneurs,” Councillor Williams said.

“This event also reflects Council’s strategic priority of ‘A Smart City’ by helping to facilitate innovation on Redlands Coast, further positioning us as a smart, innovative city.

“Hosting YES on Redlands Coast especially presents our local youth with a wonderful opportunity, as the event will build on the success of our innovation sector by connecting tomorrow’s entrepreneurs with today’s budding innovators.”

Founder of 56 Creations, former John Paul College student and 2017 Young Australian of the Year Taj Pabari, said YES will feature keynote speakers, panel sessions and interactive workshops.

“There will be satellite events held around YES from 13 to 18 September, with events including business-to-business networking, mentorship, investment and scaling seminars for all ages,” he said.

“All communities interested in our future leaders are encouraged to be involved both nationally and internationally.”

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