What is the 30under30?
30under30 is an Anthill initiative launched in early 2008 to encourage and promote entrepreneurship among young Australians.
Each year, we invite our readers to nominate young Australian entrepreneurs deserving of recognition for their outstanding entrepreneurial endeavours. More.
Chanel Costabir, VIC (b. 1987)
Name: Chanel Costabir
Known for: Receva
Chanel is out to create products/services that changes the game and provide consumers with a new way of doing things that is valuable to them. She and the Receva team are creating a dent in history by reinventing the archaic letter box and bringing it into life. All thanks to the internet.
Going into the market without a product/website/store/business, just an amazing idea, Chanel has still managed to have many customers buy into the vision. Receva exhibited at the Melbourne Home Show earlier this year and received a significant amount of pre‑orders from customers paying for a product that they will only receive at the end of this year.
Chanel told Anthill, “We had just designed our new smart mailbox and one had 1 prototype that we displayed to customers. Despite customers receiving their smart mailbox in another 6‑8 months time, we received significant pre‑orders. This was the ultimate validation point.”
“Having a 16% conversion rate for sales of a product that is completely new to the market and won’t be delivered for 6‑8 months to the household is a very remarkable feat,” she highlighted.
And we can’t help but agree…
Anthill asks: Have you ever been lucky, punk?
While exhibiting at a trade show, I found out that a senior individual from a partner company was going going to be there. He would otherwise be out of reach and difficult to get to. I persistently pursued him and was able to get a 10 minute slot of time whereby we successfully pitched our business to him
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