Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Young Australian of the Year

Nominee

2019 QLD Young Australian of the Year Nominee

Mr Chaz Prezident

State: Queensland

Chaz Prezident is Founder of equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunding.com.au. The platform gives Australian companies and start-ups access to capital – and Australians a stake in an enterprise for a small investment. As volunteer President, he’s grown the Gold Coast Junior Chamber of Commerce dramatically in the past 18 months.

Thirty-year-old Chaz Prezident brings enthusiasm, passion and significant contributions to the Australian business community. A Chartered Accountant and registered Tax Agent, he founded the equity sourced crowdfunding platform Crowdfunding.com.au. The platform raises up to $5 million for Australian businesses, by combining micro investments from retail investors.

Crowdfunding.com.au fosters innovation by giving Australian companies and start-ups access to capital – and Australians a stake in an enterprise for a small financial investment. Chaz's efforts as Founder were recognised when he was named the 2018 Australian Fintech Leader of the Year at the Young Leaders in Finance Awards.

Chaz is well respected in the Gold Coast business community. As volunteer President of the Gold Coast Junior Chamber of Commerce (GCJCC), he has grown the not-for-profit organisation dramatically in the past 18 months. He was also a guest speaker at the 2018 high-profile event Myriad, for influential thinkers and entrepreneurs.

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