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To be eligible your brand must fit the following parameters:

  1. Founder/CEO is under 35 years old (at time of application)
  2. Applicant must be the founder of the company
  3. The business has been in existence less than 5 years (no older than April 2013)
  4. The business has the potential to be franchised, is franchised, or is about to be franchised
  5. The business has a unique, innovative product or service
  6. Applicant does not have to be a member of the FCA or IFA

The Franchise Council of Australia, in conjunction with the International Franchise Association, wish to encourage the annual search for young entrepreneurs with an innovative business that could potentially be franchised (or is franchised) to submit applications to win a place in the global competition.

The finalists/winners have the potential to show their product or services globally and raise awareness of their product/brand; last year the IFA chose 3 finalists to participate in the accelerated workshops with mentoring at their annual convention held in Phoenix Arizona in February.

The Franchise Council of Australia will invite all NextGen applicants to our National Franchise Convention held in Melbourne from 14-16 October 2018 to pitch their business to our audience of 500+ delegates.*

If you know of anyone that would be interested in raising their profile as a young entrepreneur and as a business, or wish to register please contact Soula Van Kooy who will be able to assist with information and submission enquiries.

Please visit website www.nextgenfranchising.org to proceed with your application.


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*Applicants are responsible for their own airfares and accommodation to attend NFC18.


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