HERE is the top 5 in our 40 under 40 Young Entrepreneurs Brisbane who represent the Australia's most inspiring young business people from a variety of industries.

Our top 40 entrepreneurs and business leaders under the age of 40 have all built a thriving business, delivered innovation, led social change or have an idea that will change lives.

Queensland Chief Entrepreneur Mark Sowerby, the Blue Sky Alternative Investments founder who steps down from the role in October, has labelled Brisbane's startup and scaleup scene as a 'tsunami of talent' that is well prepared to take on the world.

"Each year, more and more talent keeps coming through in the River City and the quality of what's being started here is quite staggering," Sowerby says.

"In the past few years in particular, entrepreneurship has really taken off and this tsunami of talent is really about to make its mark here and overseas."

Business News Australia managing editor Camilla Jansen has congratulated this year's crop of outstanding entrepreneurs which made the top 40.

"This year was incredibly competitive and brilliantly diverse, and every one that made the list should be congratulated and proud of their achievements," she says

"The quality of the entrepreneurs gets better and better across all sectors, and this shows just how much talent is coming through in Brisbane. Read more

Ben Hall et al. - Business News Australia - 11 Oct 2017


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