While he may not have his own startup, Tom Newby is the most innovative breed of employee. Tom says his role at RedEye Apps has inspired him to be a change maker, a thinker and a problem solver.
With the help of Will Strange and Sports Performance Tracking, anyone can feel as if they’re training at the quality of a professional athlete. SPT provides sporting players with wearable cloud based software analytics technology. This enables athletes across the globe to have access to sports science and tracking technology.
Customer centric construction — Belfort Homes, founded by Yassir Sheriff, prides themselves on embodying this motto. Having worked in the industry for a number of years, Yassir decided to create his own company when he noticed a lack of credible residential builders in the area.
Angelica Nohra is co-owner of Star Beverages and Direct Wine Cellars, a wine importing company that focuses on giving Australian consumers a taste of different cultures from around the world. Nohra launched the company in 2009, at the age of 21, with business partner and co-owner, Scott Wilson. A self-proclaimed ‘jack of all trades’, Nohra was inspired by her love of Italian wine and years of travelling abroad to fill a gap in the industry.
Briella Brown, 22, is an innovative young entrepreneur, who launched Your Closet in 2014. Your Closet is an online service that allows women to rent high end designer dresses for a fraction of the purchase price.
Christina Chun, 26, didn’t exactly have it easy growing up. Coming from a disadvantaged background with a disability and raised by a single mother who couldn’t speak English. Chun overcame these adversities to pursue her passion for advocating for young people aged 12-25, in Australia facing challenges of obtaining opportunities in the workplace. 1Scope was created and launched within four months. It is a central and virtual hub that connects these students to a plethora of opportunities available to them--employment, scholarships, training programs, and more--in the marketplace and allows them to categorically research and apply for these opportunities in one setting.
Danielle McFarland, 29, is a true trailblazer in the entrepreneur community, especially for young women aspiring to launch their own business. McFarland, along with co-founder (and life partner) Sheree, run a software company called Mystro, a website named Healthinomics, and their newest venture Therapair.
Dannii Cross, 25, is a level 4 MP Transformation Specialist who started her business in 2015 to help educate men and women about nutrition and exercise. Cross created an online transformation program to help cater to people that live away from the studio, along with offering different products that suit different healthy lifestyle goals.
Elyse Daniels, 29, started Exodus Wear in 2009 at the age of 21 with the premise of creating completely customisable jackets—inside and out—for Year 12 students and community groups. Daniels dove right into the making of her first order with no planning or experience, of course, she ‘completely stuffed up the order’ but corrected the problem and learned a lot in the process.
Emma Blomfield, 30, understood from an early age that she doesn’t like being told what to do. This was evident to her when she first started working as an employee, her entrepreneurial spirit kept shining through, until she decided to take the leap into the business world by starting up two businesses of her own: her online decorating business and The Decorating School. Blomfield has built buzz by taking her decorating skills on the road via hosting workshops in retail stores in rural areas. The regional market is starved of interior design advice, so by physically showing up in a local store has helped her create buzz both online and offline.
Gina Lednyak, 30, started L&A Social in 2012 out of the hallway in her home. With a dream to help brands grow through technology and social media, Lednyak built a successful company with a culture that would change employee’s lives for the better. Five years since then, L&A Social works with over 40 innovative global and national clients and consists of engaged, talented and passionate team of 12 people, with offices in Sydney and Los Angeles. As L&A continues to grow rapidly, so does the scope of services they offer.
Holly Kershaw, 29, pursued her dream of “being paid to blow stuff up for a living” and she achieved just that when she got hired as the Education Director for Fizzics Education. Fizzics is a company that delivers engaging science programs to over 250,000 kids a year. Kershaw is passionate about delivering quality science education to kids across Australia and internationally. Recognized for her efforts, in 2016, Holly won the Young Business Executive section of the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence.
Isobel Crumblin, 26, started Fly By Fun in 2008 at the age of 19 with a vision of becoming Australia’s most loved children’s entertainment company. As a company, Fly By Fun is well on their way to fulfilling that vision, with over 8,500 parties and events to date. Crumblin and her team have put smiles on tens of thousands of children’s faces, with over 80 people working out of five capital cities across Australia, Crumblin’s vision of making people happy has come to fruition.
Jacqui Pretty, 30, started Grammar Factory in 2013, by chance. At the time she was doing a business-coaching program for another business idea and part of the program involved writing a book. She got up in front of the group of 50 people and pitched them on her editing skills. “That led to my first couple of clients and the rest, as they, is history!” Grammar Factory helps entrepreneurs write awesome books by working with 100+ authors across the fields of business, finance, health, property, personal development and more.
Jessica Nazarali, 29, is a Business Strategist and Certified Master Coach for women. Her brand is her namesake, but under that, she created an online training academy around the term ‘It Girl’ and added her own definition to the concept. “An It Girl is someone who is confident, successful and fun. She is willing to do what it takes and commands excellence from herself.”
Katie Prowd, 25, started Fantasy Insider with her business partner Darryl Woodford in 2013. Fantasy Insider is Australia’s only Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) information source, community and tool that provides exceptionally accurate projections and data to help people win money-playing DFS from a beginner to an advanced level.
Lauren Davenport, 27, started LACD (pronounced ‘laced’) in 2013. An Australian active apparel brand that delivers technical features for performance, style through flattering silhouettes and colour, and comfort through fit and fabric. LACD provides new, innovative collections twice yearly. Each seasonal range is technical, complete and designed for all weather elements. LACD can be found in more than 75 stores Australia-wide and is the clothing of choice at Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz’s luxury Fijian resort – Laucala Island along with several of the world’s top 100 golf courses (Cape Wickham, Victoria Golf Club, Royal Melbourne Golf Club).
Maitri Patel, 29, is known for her management skills, innovation and the pursuit of turning her passion into a business. As the owner and creator of Bollywood Dance Studio—Perth’s biggest Bollywood Dance School—Patel started her business in 2011 out of a small backyard studio that hosted her first two students.
Megan Gale, 29, launched her own business, Your Law Australia – one of Australia’s first wholly virtual law firms, in 2015. Almost immediately Gale began facing the perennial problem lawyers face – late or non-paying clients. The traditional solution is a trust account, to take payment upfront. This solution, however, brought with it onerous reporting and administrative obligations and costs, to the point that it was not a viable solution to Gale’s problem.
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