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Anthill’s 30Under30 Winners Revealed 2017!


It’s often said that there has never been a better time to be a young entrepreneur in Australia. And this year’s 30under30 shows how great it is!

So, without further ado…

THE TOP 30, 2017

The Top 30 are listed by age…

Zoe Alexiades 20 Female  VIC
Jeremy Hansen 21 Male QLD
Riad Chikhani 22 Male  NSW
Daniel Liang 22 Male  NSW
Isabella Hawker 22 Female  QLD
Jessica Ruhfus 25 Female  NSW
Elisabeth Goh 25 Female  NSW
Ashesh Jalota 26 Male VIC
Ryan Ebert 26 Male VIC
Peter Marchiori 26 Male  NSW
Christina Chun 26 Female NSW
Oliver Forrester 26 Male ACT
Lisa Tran 27 Female VIC
Jordan Fogarty 27 Male WA
Gil Snir 28 Male NSW
Sarah Goodwin 28 Female NSW
Omar de Silva 28 Male VIC
Sharon Latour 29 Female  NSW
Adam Mostogl 29 Male TAS
Tara Baker 29 Female NSW
Robbie Savage 29 Male VIC
Erika Gleeson 29 Female NSW
Monica Wullf 29 Female NSW
Andrew Waite 29 Male NSW
Chanel Costabir 29 Female VIC
Cory Byers 29 Male WA
Sinead Connolly 29 Female NSW


Launching a business by yourself whilst being under 30 is tough!

These guys and gals decided to band up and be awesome together…

Olga Oleinikova 28 Female Kyrylo Medvediev 28 Male NSW
Lauren McLoughlin 25 Female Lachlan Gorman 25 Male  NSW



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

These up and comers and worth keeping an eye on.

Mitchelln Clarke 18 WA Male
Lauren Keith 26 NSW Female
Jake Dimarco 27 QLD Male
Erin Williams 27 VIC Female
Mike Anderson 28 NSW Male
Ben Walker 28 QLD Male
Joe Fox 29 QLD Male
Loren Trlin 29 NSW Female
Peter Marmara-Stewart 29 VIC Male
Jordan Lees 29 VIC Male
Jason Robinson 29 VIC Male

AND Dual Drivers

Sheng Yeo 28 NSW Male Alex Sharp 26 NSW Male
Benjamin Krynski 29 VIC Male Motti Blum 29 VIC Male


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 meager 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.