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Are you a business owner under 35 living in New South Wales? Industry & Investment NSW is inviting young NSW entrepreneurs to a Round Table event on Friday 4 Jun 2010 (3pm to 5pm). This event was developed to help the NSW Government gain a better understanding of the hurdles and expectations of young people who are starting and running a business.
Kirsten Black started her entrepreneurial career developing her innovative Halo Headphones, which feature specially designed high fidelity speakers that can be inserted into a comfortable headband. If you're sick of headphones dropping out of your ears or the wires flicking on the side of your face, perhaps give this new Australian innovation a try.
Tenille Bentley is putting Australia on the map with her impressive philanthropic work. She is the founder of The Greater Good Foundation (GGF), a charity to support women and children affected by domestic violence.
For three times in his life Kane Black has cracked into markets and industries he knew nearly nothing about. His story is mixed with both dazzling success and catastrophic failure, and each time he has demonstrated the versatility of a swift young entrepreneur.
When the global recession hit, Robert Castaneda packed his bags and moved his family to California. To him, the financial crisis was a perfect opportunity to launch a USA office for his company, CustomWare, a business integration and collaboration services firm.
Vanessa Cullen left her former employment after discovering a colleague had been plagiarising design works for many years. She refused to turn a blind eye to dishonesty, and started her own design firm Forward Thinking Design so that she could make work ethics the number one rule in the studio.
Strange as it sounds, Zoe Warne refuses to admit she has worked a day in her life. As the director and co-founder of digital marketing and communications agency August, this 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner describes entrepreneurship as both business and pleasure.
For those of you who think accountants are beige bean counters, introducing Matthew Bourke – the new wave of accountant / business leader. He has, perhaps, the most diverse business interests of any of this year’s 30under30 winners.
Leon Hayes began his web startup, Switchselect.com, in the energy market and developed Australia's first free comparison website, providing a one-stop-shop for the retail sector.
Girls are not known for having a harmonious connection with bugs. However, for Skye Blackburn, insects have been an obsession since childhood. She even built a butterfly release and insect education business, Butterfly Skye, around this passion.
Combining his passion for drawing, construction and architecture through multimedia technology, Adrian Bold and his startup Bold Impressions creates Hollywood-style animation for the corporate world.
If you ever spot Dr Sam Prince in Canberra's John James Hospital, make sure you congratulate him for winning this year's 30under30 Award. The entrepreneur-in-disguise has founded two enterprises on national and international levels and won a string of awards to his name.
Daniel Houden started software developing when he barely knew how to use Microsoft Word. Four years later he presented at the Microsoft Conference with his software product, Xchangexec.
Mark Saba may not speak your language, but he sure has a lot of mates who do. His startup, Connect Language Services (CLS), works with 4,000 interpreters and translators globally to provide multicultural communication solutions to major Australian corporations and government organisations.
Glen Riverstone is the embodiment of an inventor-turned-entrepreneur. Faced with a personal problem, he invented a device to solve it, commercialised the product and exported to 13 countries around the world - all within the space of eleven months.
If copycat competitors are badges of honour for entrepreneurs, Campbell King had won three of them within the first six months of operation with his startup, Kegs on Legs.
A serial entrepreneur at only 24, Phillip Kingston is the embodiment of drive and ambition, spurned on by a desire to prove his sceptics wrong. With 3 start-ups under his belt while at university his current success story, Kingston development, is taking the Australian software and website development industry by storm.
While many business people begin by studying a Commerce degree, perhaps even an MBA, Jack Delosa epitomises the 'school of hard knocks' entrepreneurial path.
When asked to create a 30under30 award category that would best suit him, 22-year-old Queenslander David Ball suggested the "Robin Hood Award (for taking some money away from the rich guys and giving it back to the poor guys)".
Launching an independent niche magazine as the economy is nose-diving would be daunting enough, let alone doing so as a 22-year-old student. But that's just what Queenslander Sophee McPhee did in 2008 when she became as the Founding Editor of Queensland Calendar Girls Magazine (QCG Magazine).
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