They don’t often feature in the 30under30 awards, but this young gun was impossible to ignore. Working within an existing organisation, he has exhibited the drive and vision required to expand the organisation’s reach and put his personal stamp on the world. Meet Nick Byrne, Anthill’s 30under30 Intrapreneur of the Year.
Nick Byrne, QLD (b. 1985)
Venture: Brisbane Development Circle
Nick Byrne knack for leadership has put him in two key positions.
- He is the founder of the Brisbane Development Circle, which in its early stages already has 50 members representing more than 35 organisations. The BDC’s goal is to be a platform for the local development community to share ideas, discuss issues and explore collaborations.
- He was awarded the role of Knowledge Manager for the Australian chapter of Engineers Without Borders. The organisation has many of the same goals as the BDC, but with a more global vision. “I am responsible for developing a strategy that captures and disseminates information, both inside and outside the organisation,” he says.
Byrne wants to unlock access to the knowledge those nations need to lift themselves up. He believes in creating businesses with a framework that ensures profits are redistributed in the community.
Nick Byrne’s words to succeed by:
“My goal is to leave the world in a better place than I found it. Whilst the world has many good aspects, and I’m not a 100 percent cynic, there are a lot of things going wrong. Capitalism and concentration of wealth is one problem, as is the extreme poverty in developing nations.”