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Jumping ship to work with a larger, market-leading competitor was a disruptive change. The realisation that his entrepreneurial skills would be best utilised growing their business, rather than his own, did not come naturally for Peter Henderson, one of the few genuine "intrapreneurs" in this year's crop of 30under30.
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.
These days virtually all industries and sub-industries are ripe for reinvention online. Take the ultra-physical world of dance, which 2009 30under30 winner Clint Salter is doing his best to jazz up online with his specialist directory and social network, DanceLife.
Last week, we published the full list of our Top 30 winners. Today, we're pleased to announced the 30under30 'Highly Commended'. These are the 30 young entrepreneurs who didn't quite make it into the Top 30 but impressed our judges immensely with their chutzpah, business savvy, ability to roll with the punches and varying degrees of success.
We're continuing to stagger the release of profiles of this year's 30under30 winners. However, as a follow-up to the wonderful 30under30 event held in Melbourne last Thursday (videos coming), here are the 30 winners, including a brief bio on each.
Marita Cheng is still at university (studying a mechatronics engineering and computer science double-degree), but she already owns and runs two businesses.
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