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.
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.
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.
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.
Shanti Korporaal, 28, founded VR The World in 2015 with her husband Skeeve Stevens and their business partner Mikey Bayliss. VR The World is a virtual reality production studio that specialises in creating immersive virtual reality experiences for its clients. This is one of few VR and 360 Video production companies in Australia. And it is the only company that specialises in training and empowering other companies and creative agencies to do it on their own.
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.
Dina Gofman, 30, is a Chartered Accountant (CAANZ) who started Project Accounting Australia (PAA) in 2016. She and her business partner discovered a gap that needed to be bridged between finance and project management through a streamlined framework. PAA is about bringing project professionals together through industry-standardised approaches to project finance. Currently, many large organisations are investing in project finance professionals and teams in order to take advantage of hybrid accounting and project specialists. These specialists exist mainly from the many “tests” and “failures” that the industries have undergone in the past decade.