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Anthill’s 30under30 for 2013 revealed


It’s often said that there has never been a better time to be a young entrepreneur in Australia. Apparently, it’s a super-awesome time if you are aged 28.

This year’s 30under30 was one of our largest. And the two hottest ages for getting entrepreneurial were 26 and 28. We also received our highest number of teen entries ever and, more importantly, we received our highest number of entries from women ever.

In fact, this year we received the highest percentage of women to men in the award’s six year history, close to 30%. Sure, this is a far cry from 50% but, in past year’s, we’ve had to aggressively pursue gender balance. (But that’s a discussion for another day.)



THE TOP 30, 2013

The Top 30 are listed by age.

Jeremy Hansen 17 M QLD
Alex Jeffery 19 M VIC
Brandon Cowan 19 M NSW
Owen Yang 20 M NSW
Ash Davies 20 M VIC
Van Armota 22 M NSW
Genevieve George 22 F NSW
Isobel Crumblin 23 F NSW
Eamon Sheedy 24 M NSW
Phillip Hoare 24 M NT
Andrew Barnes 24 M QLD
Jared Hopping 24 M VIC
Dani-elle Davidson 24 F QLD
Sonny Saini 25 M NSW
Vishal Sood 26 M NSW
Tish Naughton 26 F SA
Greg Latham 26 M QLD
Charlie Caruso 26 F WA
Kym Clark 27 F QLD
Aaron Weller 27 M NSW
Jayde Lovell 27 F VIC
Michael Cohen 28 M VIC
Jarred Rubin 28 M NSW
Janine Zappini-Rosa 28 F NSW
Nathan Birch 28 M NSW
Andrea Tjoeng 28 F QLD
Declan White 29 M WA
Steve McLeod 29 M VIC
Nicole Kersh 29 F NSW


They may not have made it into the top 30 but hot digity dog!

But these up and comers and worth keeping an eye on.

Sebastian Kade 21 NSW Male Bitbound
Jonathan O’Brien 21 VIC Male On Tap Recruitment
Elliot Smith 21 QLD Male HSK Instruments
Joshua Burke 22 VIC Male OziRig Pty. Ltd.
Nick Molnar 23 NSW Male Iceonline.com.au
Jamie Stenhouse 23 SA Male JCP Creations
Aaron Beashel 24 NSW Male INTRAPRENEUR
Omar de Silva 24 VIC Male Focus Merchandise
Shanti Korporaal 24 NSW Female eintellego Networks
Jamie Lee 24 NSW Female Kids at Switch
Jake McKeon 24 VIC Male Moodswing
Peter Moriarty 24 NSW Male itGenius Australia
James Stack 24 VIC Male Lighting Matters
James Stapledon 24 VIC Male Lighting Matters
Chris Von Wilpert 24 QLD Male Snowed Under Sno Cones
Graeme Caplen 25 QLD Male Union Lane PTY LTD
Christopher Drake 25 QLD Male uCrack iFix
Daniel Flynn 25 VIC Male Thankyou Water
Emily Gowor 25 QLD Female The Word Artist
Sonia Lipski 25 NSW Female Impact Leaders
Phuong Nguyen 25 NSW Female PeoplePledge
Angelica Nohra 25 NSW Female Direct Wine Cellars
Adrian Rokman 25 VIC Male AllSportz
Adam Centorrino 26 VIC Male CENTORRINO Technologies Pty Ltd
Emily Haigh 26 NSW Female Impact Leaders
Elana Harari 26 VIC Female Social Media Servants
Gina Lednyak 26 NSW Female Lednyak & Associates Pty Ltd
Brett Louis 26 VIC Male Hunter Gather Group
Robin McGowan 26 NSW Male InStitchu
Chris Raine 26 QLD Male Hello Sunday Morning
Justin Verhoef 26 NSW Male InstaFIT
James Wakefield 26 NSW Male InStitchu
Matthew Alberto 27 NSW Male PeoplePledge
Nic Blair 27 QLD Male Search Factory Pty Ltd
Pierre Boutros 27 VIC Male Millennius
Ahmed Haider 27 NSW Male Zookal
Blake Proud 27 WA Male Toys Collective
Kath Purkis 27 NSW Female Her Fashion Box
Carl Taylor 27 NSW Male Business Builders Academy
Yianni Tsimopoulos 27 SA Male Nationwide Wealth
Melinda Weaver 27 VIC Female BABYink
Simon Hanlon 28 VIC Male Airspaced
Dale Hansen 28 QLD Male Base Media
Finn Kelly 28 VIC Male Wealth Enhancers
Alison Lee 28 NSW Female INTRAPRENEUR
Jason Levin 28 NSW Male JasonL
Grant Newton 28 NSW Male ONQ
Chris Panzetta 28 NSW Male S1T2
Jonathan Peacock 28 NSW Male WooBoard
Jonas Rohrl 28 QLD Male Apex Hunting Pty Ltd
Glen Vollebregt 28 SA Male Student Rooms
Stephanie Woollard 28 VIC Female Seven Women
Ainslie Young 28 NSW Female Young The Label
Ben Lipschitz 29 NSW Male L & M Designs Pty Ltd
Rick Munitz 29 NSW Male L & M Designs Pty Ltd
Grace Bowe 29 NSW Female Bride Body
Ebony Centazzo 29 VIC Female Cat Napping
Kelly Fischl 29 NSW Female Coaching Ink
Josh Guest 29 VIC Male b2cloud
Lana Hopkins 29 NSW Female iCoverLover
David Janovic 29 VIC Male Retrojan
Jonathan Lui 29 NSW Male Airtasker
Joshua Portlock 29 WA Male INTRAPRENEUR
Orren Prunckun 29 SA Male INTRAPRENEUR


How were these young guns picked?

The 30under30 awards begins with nominations, followed by a process of self-application. Why? Because we believe that one of the most important traits any entrepreneur should have is the ability to win friends and influence people. The self-application process gave our judges a direct line to the personality of each applicant entrepreneur.

Commercial success is not everything…

The 30under30 program rewards traits beyond pure successful venture creation. While some applicants wowed us with their, sometimes instant, commercial successes, others demonstrated their ability to learn from the school of ‘hard-knocks’, embrace unexpected opportunities, harness the skills of others and build buzz beyond their sometimes meagre budgets. All these factors, were considered ‘in the mix’.

Benchmarking success by age…

We’re often asked, ‘How do you measure the achievements and entrepreneurial traits of a 19 year-old against those of a 29 year-old?’ The simple answer? We don’t. Rather, during the judging process, the successes, the skills, the attributes of each applicant are measured against other entrepreneurs their age. So, if you’re a 28 year-old entrepreneur wondering why someone else made the cut while you didn’t, perhaps stop comparing yourself to the 18 year-old and look to your age bracket. As the older you get, the higher the bar.