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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ENTREPRENEUR'S NEW VENTURE SWEET AS 'HONEE'

ENTREPRENEUR'S NEW VENTURE SWEET AS 'HONEE'

A MELBOURNE entrepreneur hailing from the food tech scene has launched a new venture to change the face of beauty. After recognising the proliferation of beauty and wellness, Matt Jones (pictured) decided to shift gears and apply his tech pedigree to the industry. He secured more than $500,000 from investors to fund Honee - an online ...

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WATER VENTURE TAKES ON THE PLASTIC SCOURGE

WATER VENTURE TAKES ON THE PLASTIC SCOURGE

DAMIEN Stone has a thirst to build the world's biggest social enterprise in a clean fight against the plastic water bottle industry. The 2016 Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Social Award winner is behind water3 - a network of high-tech vending machines that dispense chilled, still and sparkling spring water. Each kiosk is cashless, ...

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GOLD COAST YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GET AN EDGE WITH COUNCIL

GOLD COAST YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GET AN EDGE WITH COUNCIL

GOLD Coast Young Entrepreneur winners and finalists have secured a business edge by the City of Gold Coast under its 'buy local' procurement policy. The 'buy local' procurement policy, which aims to give local businesses a leg up, has announced it will only seek offers for contracts worth less than $200,000 from companies ...

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NEW CLASS OF EDUCATION NURTURES ENTREPRENEURS OF TOMORROW

NEW CLASS OF EDUCATION NURTURES ENTREPRENEURS OF TOMORROW

THE rise in youth unemployment has affirmed the importance of entrepreneurship education, and south-east Queensland is fertile ground for the next generation of business leaders. Bond University assistant professor of entrepreneurship Dr Baden U'Ren (pictured) says with youth unemployment at record levels, initiatives such as Bond'...

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40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 1-10

40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 1-10

THE team at Business News Australia has compiled a list of some of Brisbane's brightest young business minds. In celebration of the 2016 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards, this list highlights the achievements of 40 of the city's most bold and innovative business founders under the age of 40.  The next generation of lead...

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40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 11-20

40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 11-20

THE team at Business News Australia has compiled a list of some of Brisbane's brightest young business minds. In celebration of the 2016 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards, the 40 under 40 list highlights the achievements of the city's most bold and innovative business founders. The next generation of leaders have demonstrated...

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40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 21-30

40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 21-30

THE team at Business News Australia has compiled a list of some of Brisbane's brightest young business minds. In celebration of the 2016 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards, the 40 under 40 list highlights the achievements of the city's most bold and innovative business founders. The next generation of leaders have demonstrated...

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