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Editors’ Choice: Asaf Brukarz, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Asaf Brukarz decided to take on the real estate industry in a big way, and the industry is begrudgingly coming around. The result, PropConnect, is an online system for handling and tracking property sales in high-density developments.

Adrian Rokman, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Winner

Energetic, unique, crazy, fun, childish. That is how Adrian Rokman characterises the nature of his work. Then again, at Allsportz, kid's play is everything, and as general manager, Rokman is having a blast being the biggest kid around.

Editors’ Choice: Myron Festejo, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

My Shout is an app that lets friends invite others to drinks, and conversation, via 'shouts' or digital vouchers that can be redeemed at the bar. Co-founder Myron Festejo is selling the benefits -- greater human traffic, free Facebook publicity -- to get more venues to sign on.

Jeffrey Cooper, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

To those considering Step Change Marketing for growing their businesses, Jeffrey Cooper has this reassurance: wankers don't work here. Cooper and team put together a hilarious short video on this point to take a hammer to the cliches they saw plaguing the industry, and the resulting buzz was phenomenal.

Editors’ Choice: Jessie Larcombe, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Jessie Larcombe says her brand's appeal relies on the five senses. Certainly, hearing is paramount, because Jesselle PR keeps the Brisbane fashion community in the hum of media buzz.

Gabriele Ulacco, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Gabriele Ulacco sees mass technology affecting not just multimedia, but physical forms of production, and nowhere more than in architecture -- which defines AR-MA's practice. The firm (which stands for Architectural Research - Material Applications) consults with artists on challenging art projects and buildings, to help them realise their designs with a mathematical precision.

Ross Scutts, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

For Ross Scutts, the satisfaction of succeeding on one's own is never enough. That's why he founded the Young Entrepreneur's Club, a support network for business innovators who want to be around like-minded individuals.

James McDonough, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Workplace safety is an issue with particular resonance in Western Australia, and Perth's James McDonough is emerging with a unique solution. He's the developer of SEE Forge, a mobile platform for facilitating communications amongst personnel, for reporting injuries and resolving safety problems in real time.

James Chalmers, 2012 Social Entrepreneur (Anthill 30under30)

Townsqr seeks to encourage stronger networking and fund raising for community projects at the local level, where donors can readily experience the effects of their contributions. While still preparing its formal launch, Townsqr will operate as a not-for-profit social network.

Michael York, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

If Michael York had only Flex Removals to his credit thus far, most entrepreneurs would be impressed enough. The removalist and trucking supply business originated when York was a 19-year-old QUT student. He has since systematised operations, partnered it with -- and later sold -- a sister business, and rescaled it to home in on the mini-moving industry.

Rosanne Sandars, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Rosanne Sandars is a self-confessed Webholic, but she will happily put her addiction to online marketing to good work for you. One of her effective brand awareness inventions was a nifty trend known as 'cupping', by which she prompted her Facebook fans to 'mug' for the camera with a coffee cup in tow. The cupping campaign was such a hit that other businesses picked it up.

Daniel Calleja, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Daniel Calleja has been working the camera since he was a teenager. At 23, he turned his passion for multimedia into a business: Innovating Visuals. Calleja and company specialise in promotional videos, events filming, photography and even e-learning technology.

Olivier Mamet, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Born in France, made in Perth, Olivier Mamet makes his mark as an animator and video producer by thinking Outside Of The proverbial Box. So proverbial, in fact, that he named his company OOTB Communication.

Brandon Cowan, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Winner

Brandon Cowan is aware that he has two things going very much in his favour: the media love apps, and they love apps designed by young folk. As he wraps up high school, Cowan has cranked up the volume, working with developers and on his own to turn dozens of ideas into apps, three of which have made it into the coveted Top 100 on iTunes. "My apps change lives for the better," he proudly declares.

Emily Gowor, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Winner

"The entrepreneur's journey is an incredible way to discover your true self and capacity for success," says Emily Gowor, a best-selling author, motivational speaker and mentor who identifies herself through her own personal brand, the Word Artist. Through every imaginable channel -- print, YouTube, social media, one-on-one coaching -- she reaches out to those in doubt or in crisis, using words to break down the human psyche, carrying the power of inspiration in her work.

Dwayne Martens, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Let Dwayne Martens infect you with his good vibes and personal energy. Then, try his açaí berries for a second hit. Yes, Martens is an unabashed health geek, but a socially conscious one as well. As the founder of Amazonia, he has introduced thousands of Australians to the healing properties of the purple berry.

Bill Huynh, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Designer furniture shouldn't be limited to luxury budgets, so believes Bill Huynh, the founder of Interior Secrets. Employing a streamlined model and online-only presence, Interior Secrets sells replica model furniture at low prices and delivers it Australia wide.

Dale Hansen, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Dale Hansen developed his first website by the age of 16; at 19, he founded Base Media after his multimedia studies convinced him that digital media was his passion. With each new evolution in coding, he has continued to bring new businesses online.

Kym Huynh, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Honourable Mention

Whether you know him as the one behind Native Tongue, WeTeachMe, iPlanking or dozens of other projects, Kym Huynh, 28, has always bubbled with creative ideas by turns empowering, uplifting and playful.

Taylah Hasaballah, 2012 Anthill 30under30 Winner

Taylah Hasaballah couldn't stand the elite designers dictating what was fashionable, so she launched a business that would take its cue from the ground level: "the girls on the street, the bloggers, the ‘it girls’, the ones who dare to push the boundaries." The University of Queensland student has built up Tiger Temple with a singular vision for what and how clothing and accessory lines can be, boldly blending new ideas with old-school favourites

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