Q & A WITH FACEBOOK GURU ANDY MCKEON AS HE JOINS AUSTRALIAN SOFTWARE COMPANY LIVETILES

Q & A WITH FACEBOOK GURU ANDY MCKEON AS HE JOINS AUSTRALIAN SOFTWARE COMPANY LIVETILES

HE was creative director at Apple under the legendary Steve Jobs, and is now a senior Facebook executive. In his newest gig, Andy McKeon has joined the board of ASX-listed enterprise software company LiveTiles (ASX:LVT) in a major coup for the company.

Under Steve Jobs, he helped launch the iPhone, iPad, Mac and iOS software.

At Fac...

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UP TO $150,000 FOR START-UP ENTREPRENEURS VISITING THE QANTAS CAPTAIN'S CABIN

UP TO $150,000 FOR START-UP ENTREPRENEURS VISITING THE QANTAS CAPTAIN'S CABIN

LIKE kids in economy invited to visit the pilot's cabin, start-up entrepreneurs and their older, worldlier siblings, scale-up bosses, are being offered a seat up front at Qantas.

"We're proud of our track record as innovators and early adopters and we think there's much more to come, so we're asking Australian and interna...

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FROM GREEN TO GOLD: IRISH EXPAT BUILDS MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS

FROM GREEN TO GOLD: IRISH EXPAT BUILDS MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS

WHEN Eoin Daniels arrived in Australia with nothing but a suitcase, a working holiday visa and a passion for carpentry, he didn't expect that in just over a decade's time he would be running his own national company. Around 13 years ago, Daniels was fresh off the plane from Ireland when he secured his first job in Sydney with a lo...

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JANINE ALLIS' SPECIAL BLEND TO BOOST SUCCESS

JANINE ALLIS' SPECIAL BLEND TO BOOST SUCCESS

BOOST Juice founder Janine Allis spent some time 'winging it' before building a world-class business.

Born in the 'burbs and from humble beginnings, Allis (pictured) partied with rock stars in her twenties in the south of France before finding her calling.

Across almost two decades in business, Allis has just survived, a...

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CELEBRATING WOMEN IN BUSINESS - LISA HILBERT, TEA TONIC

CELEBRATING WOMEN IN BUSINESS - LISA HILBERT, TEA TONIC

Almost 20 years ago, Naturopath, Herbalist and all-round wonder woman, Lisa Hilbert launched her first organic herbal tea to the Australian market.

Since then, her range of tea has grown from one to 25 and her products are stocked in health food stores across the country. 

Hilbert's brand, Tea Tonic, differentiates itself from the...

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6 START UP SECRETS FROM EMMA LOVELL

6 START UP SECRETS FROM EMMA LOVELL

USING an in-flight bassinet with a very distracted and overtired baby, Emma Lovell had her first 'light-bulb' moment. The glow of this new idea grew stronger as she dealt with the frustration of when the blanket covering her daughter's pram would fly off, fall off, or get pulled off. The experiences inspired her to launch CoziGo...

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KOPLOVITZ GIVES SPRINGBOARD TO AGILE ENTREPRENEURS

KOPLOVITZ GIVES SPRINGBOARD TO AGILE ENTREPRENEURS

FOR Kay Koplovitz, the key to being a successful entrepreneur is an agile mind - one that is always learning and quick to take on board new insights.

It's what Koplovitz looks for in candidates for the female focused scale-up incubator she founded, Springboard Enterprises, which has mentored 642 entrepreneurs since the year 2000.

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JASMINE YARBROUGH AND TAMIE INGHAM TAKE MARA & MINE TO HOLLYWOOD

JASMINE YARBROUGH AND TAMIE INGHAM TAKE MARA & MINE TO HOLLYWOOD

MARA & MINE entrepreneurs Jasmine Yarbrough and Tamie Ingham (pictured left and right respectively) slipped into Hollywood like something out of a Cinderella story.

The girls somewhat fell into their business when they were busy building other dreams - Yarbrough as a model in Brisbane, and Ingham a stylist for magazines including CLE...

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TECHFUGEES GEARING UP AT RIVER CITY LABS

TECHFUGEES GEARING UP AT RIVER CITY LABS

UP TO 80 of the country's top tech minds will converge on Brisbane's River City Labs next month when the startup accelerator plays host to the 2017 TechfugeesBNE hackathon. Teams with a range of creative, tech, design and business skills are invited to take part in the three-day event, where they will collectively design a workabl...

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HOW TO CREATE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THROUGH A DIGITAL STRATEGY

HOW TO CREATE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THROUGH A DIGITAL STRATEGY

WHEN Adam Laurie and Robert Dalessandro (pictured) bought wastewater treatment business Cleanawater in 2011, they had to Google what its products were and how they worked.

The Digital360 founders knew nothing about the business, but that was part of the plan because Cleanawater was a living, working case study into how digital technology coul...

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THE JA JOINT LAUNCHES NEW POP-UP EXPERIENCE

THE JA JOINT LAUNCHES NEW POP-UP EXPERIENCE

WHEN considering the evolution of her business, The Ja Joint, Carly Day says, "If your plans don't work out initially, if they are right, then solutions will come."

Day (pictured below) had meditated on the idea of turning a vintage 1950s London double decker bus into a mobile Jamaican food, culture and entertainment venue ...

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WEAVING AN ETHICAL BUSINESS

WEAVING AN ETHICAL BUSINESS

IN three short years, Fabienne Costa has gone from not being able to afford petrol to turning over a quarter of a million dollars.

The Gold Coast jewellery designer remembers being in her final year of university, "so unhappy, failing - but only a few subjects away from getting that golden degree".

Studying nursing, Costa ...

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COZIGO FOUNDER EMMA LOVELL SHARES HER STARTUP WISDOM

COZIGO FOUNDER EMMA LOVELL SHARES HER STARTUP WISDOM

WHEN CoziGo founder, Emma Lovell, decided she wanted to make a sleep and sun cover for strollers and airline bassinets, she did not really know what kind of a ride she was in for.

"I had absolutely no production experience, no retail experience or design background and no contacts in the industry. I can't draw either so it was really...

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GROUPTOGETHER A GIFT FOR TIME-POOR PARENTS

GROUPTOGETHER A GIFT FOR TIME-POOR PARENTS

JULIE Tylman and Ali Linz have taken the stress out of gift giving by creating GroupTogether, an online platform which allows users to pool money towards a single gift.

In around two years the platform has garnered around 20,000 users and has proved especially popular for parents organising gifts for teachers - last Christmas more than 200 sc...

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START-UP SITESEE GIVES NEW VISION OF MOBILE PHONE TOWERS

START-UP SITESEE GIVES NEW VISION OF MOBILE PHONE TOWERS

A GOLD Coast start-up is receiving strong signals from the telecoms industry that its 3D modelling service for mobile phone towers is desperately needed.

As the towers proliferate in response to the public's demand for mobile phone reception, the owners are searching for ways to maintain them efficiently and to monetise their vertica...

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HOW DWAYNE MARTENS MADE HIS 'WEIRD AND WONDERFUL' MILLIONS

HOW DWAYNE MARTENS MADE HIS 'WEIRD AND WONDERFUL' MILLIONS

LONG before he built his nutrition empire, Dwayne Martens spent his days peddling "weird and wonderful" fruits to anybody who would give him the time of day. As the director of Amazonia, Martens now produces and sells a range of raw and organic food products including proteins, smoothie packs and medicines. However, almost a...

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ENTREPRENEUR DESIGNS NEW ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR AND CAR FOR QUADRIPLEGICS

ENTREPRENEUR DESIGNS NEW ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR AND CAR FOR QUADRIPLEGICS

A CHEAPER, stronger and more powerful electric wheelchair and a car that can be driven by head controls are among the inventions entrepreneur Scott Gordon is busy working to create.

Gordon (pictured), 36, a finalist in the Social Entrepreneur category of the 2016 Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, is a C3 quadriplegic and ...

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UBER FOR INTERNATIONAL SEAFOOD MAKES THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE

UBER FOR INTERNATIONAL SEAFOOD MAKES THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE

THE Sydney entrepreneur behind the Alibaba-backed international seafood trading platform Gfresh has urged Australian primary producers to focus on branding amid strong international competition for exports into China.

China's voracious appetite for seafood and other primary produce has made it Australia's largest export market fo...

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FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS GET SPRINGBOARD TO GROWTH

FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS GET SPRINGBOARD TO GROWTH

DESPITE the fast-growing number of women studying STEM subjects at school and university, women continue to be underrepresented as tech entrepreneurs, and that is something the Springboard Accelerator Bootcamp is aiming to change.

Springboard is an entrepreneur accelerator for women that was founded in the United States 16 years ago and ...

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IN THE BATTLE OF CORPORATION VS LITTLE GUY: PERSONALITY WINS

IN THE BATTLE OF CORPORATION VS LITTLE GUY: PERSONALITY WINS

LOOKING at the revenue generated by some of the country's biggest companies, it might be hard to imagine how small businesses and entrepreneurs could ever win the competitive edge. However, many small business people often have more of an edge than they realise, especially on face value, says Glen Carlson, co-founder of business accel...

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