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Steak knives don’t come out for Young Entrepreneurship ‘concept’ event

Michael Fox of Shoes0fprey.com revealed his penchant for designing stilettos. Jeremy Levitt of PodProperty and Service Seeking proudly informed the crowd that he enjoys cold-calling. Kirsty Black of Halo Headphones explained why she turned down $500,000 and went sailing instead. Julie Sweet of Certificates Online shared inspiration from Buddha and explained what she'd do with five thousand.

Steak knives don't come out for Young Entrepreneurship 'concept' event

Michael Fox of Shoes0fprey.com revealed his penchant for designing stilettos. Jeremy Levitt of PodProperty and Service Seeking proudly informed the crowd that he enjoys cold-calling. Kirsty Black of Halo Headphones explained why she turned down $500,000 and went sailing instead. Julie Sweet of Certificates Online shared inspiration from Buddha and explained what she'd do with five thousand.

Young Entrepreneurs’ Night Out

Meet and learn from other young business builders. Share a drink. Have a laugh. Gain insights from a panel of business builders. And most importantly of all, help us build a culture of entrepreneurship in NSW!

Young Entrepreneurs' Night Out

Meet and learn from other young business builders. Share a drink. Have a laugh. Gain insights from a panel of business builders. And most importantly of all, help us build a culture of entrepreneurship in NSW!

Young entrepreneurs from NSW… WE WANT YOU!

Are you... Under 35 years of age, based in New South Wales, with a passion for business, and a desire to learn from and network with other like-minded business builders?

Fleur Madden-Topley, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

Fleur Madden-Topley launched Red PRwhen she was only 23. After six years of hard work she has developed the agency into a force in the industry and a player on the international PR scene.

Jeremy Levitt, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

Jeremy Levitt once had a promising career at the international law firm Allens Arthur Robinson. For him, entrepreneurship was just a pipe dream, and it wasn't until the moment he finally shook off the guilt associated with leaving the law firm that the dream had become reality.

Yaro Starak, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

With no employees or office space, Yaro Starak makes half a million dollars a year sitting in a café typing on his laptop. He represents a new breed of digital entrepreneurs, one of just a handful of people who make good money from professional blogging.

Vanessa Cullen, 2009 Anthill 30under30 Winner

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.

Zoe Warne, 2009 Anthill 30under30 Winner

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.

Matthew Bourke, 2009 Anthill 30under30 Winner

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, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

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.

Skye Blackburn, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

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.

Adrian Bold, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

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.

Dr Sam Prince, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

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, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

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, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

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, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

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.

Campbell King, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

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.

Samuel Yeats, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

While most people hang out with mates during lunch breaks in Year 10, Samuel Yeats was negotiating with the receiver of a failed telco to acquire its hosting customers. Nine years later, Yeats is now the founder and CEO of Ultra Serve, a leading Australian managed internet hosting service provider.

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