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, 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 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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40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 31-40

40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS BRISBANE 31-40

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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MEET BRISBANE'S TOP SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

MEET BRISBANE'S TOP SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

FROM ballerinas to zombies, these young social enterprises are making waves in the Brisbane community and beyond. As finalists in the Social Entrepreneur category at the 2016 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards, they are solving issues and effecting change in society. In its second year, the category attracted many outstanding entries ...

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BANGLADESH GETS A TASTE FOR BYRON BAY CHILLI

BANGLADESH GETS A TASTE FOR BYRON BAY CHILLI

A VARIETY of chilli sauces developed by Australian regional food manufacturer Bryon Bay Chilli Co have had a sizzling debut in Bangladesh.

Byron Bay Chilli Co launched six varieties of its famous sauces Smokin Mango, Spicy Lemongrass, Fiery Coconut, Heavenly Habanero, Green Jalapeno and Red Bengali to meet the growing demand for high-quality ...

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STARTUP GATHER ONLINE FORCED OVERSEAS FOR FUNDING

STARTUP GATHER ONLINE FORCED OVERSEAS FOR FUNDING

SYDNEY-based social messaging tool Gather Online is partnering with New Zealand equity crowdfunding platform Equitise to raise $1 million for further technological development and marketing growth.

Equity crowdfunding provides an alternative method for private companies to raise funds through an online portal.  In Australia, equity ...

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JORDAN GRIVES NAMED 2016 BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

JORDAN GRIVES NAMED 2016 BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

FROM powerful techpreneurs to recruitment heavyweights, the 2016 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards delivered an exciting yet even playing field of finalists. But it was negotiating one of the biggest buyouts in Queensland's telecommunications history that set one entrepreneur apart. Fonebox founder Jordan Grives (pictured) was cr...

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BRISBANE STARTUP VELVET CREATES AN 'UBER FOR WIFI'

BRISBANE STARTUP VELVET CREATES AN 'UBER FOR WIFI'

DAVID Poxon, a Brisbane based entrepreneur has discovered a way for people to sell their unused home Internet data through a device he calls "hotshot." Through this device, he hopes to create an online community, just like Uber and Airbnb, where people all around Australia can sell and use each other's Internet data. Pox...

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WHY DAILY JOCKS IS THE PERFECT E-COMMERCE PACKAGE

WHY DAILY JOCKS IS THE PERFECT E-COMMERCE PACKAGE

WHAT started as an underwear blog has become a multi-million dollar business for Melbourne entrepreneur Nicholas Egonidis.

In its fourth year, Daily Jocks ships around 9,000 pieces of underwear each month, with 6,000 of those to subscribers to its monthly underwear service. That equates to a revenue of around AUD$3 million annually.

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40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GOLD COAST 1-10

40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GOLD COAST 1-10

THE team at Business News Australia has compiled a list of some of the Gold Coast's brightest young business minds. In celebration of the 2016 Gold Coast 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 demo...

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40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GOLD COAST 11-20

40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GOLD COAST 11-20

THE team at Business News Australia has compiled a list of the Gold Coast's brightest young business minds. In celebration of the 2016 Gold Coast 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 GOLD COAST 21-30

40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GOLD COAST 21-30

THE team at Business News Australia has compiled a list of the Gold Coast's brightest young business minds. In celebration of the 2016 Gold Coast 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 GOLD COAST 31-40

40 UNDER 40: TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS GOLD COAST 31-40

THE team at Business News Australia has compiled a list of the Gold Coast's brightest young business minds. In celebration of the 2016 Gold Coast 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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DWAYNE MARTENS NAMED THE 2016 GOLD COAST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

DWAYNE MARTENS NAMED THE 2016 GOLD COAST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

DWAYNE Martens, founder of Amazonia, was named the 2016 Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur at Jupiters Gold Coast on Friday night, in front of more than 230 people. Amazonia is among the most recognisable brands on the Australian health food scene, selling more than 40 tonnes of frozen Acai product under its signature purple flag each month. ...

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BRISBANE TECHPRENEUR SELLS FONEBOX TO US COMPANY

BRISBANE TECHPRENEUR SELLS FONEBOX TO US COMPANY

FONEBOX founder Jordan Grives has dialled up a lucrative exit strategy with the sale of his telecommunications business. An undisclosed NASDAQ-listed US company, believed to be J2 Global, has acquired Fonebox in a deal reported to be worth $30 million. The Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards finalist launched the business-to-business p...

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STARTUP HUB OPENS IN BRISBANE

STARTUP HUB OPENS IN BRISBANE

BRISBANE'S new $5 million co-working space for 200 startups, The Capital, has opened on the Queen Street Mall.

The first tenants are Fishburners and Little Tokyo Two a pair of startups that have made a business of facilitating young entrepreneurs.

Fishburners Chief Executive Murray Hurps says Brisbane is the ideal location for h...

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A RADICAL YES FOR MIXED CHANNEL RETAIL

A RADICAL YES FOR MIXED CHANNEL RETAIL

DIGITAL entrepreneur Kerryn Moscicki is trading the web for traditional bricks and mortar retail this week as her footwear and accessories brand, Radical Yes, steps onto Brisbane's shopping scene.

Moscicki won the chance to set up shop in the heart of Queen Street Mall as part of accounting software firm Xero's Cloud St pop-up store r...

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MEET THE ENTREPRENEUR WHO HAS WORKED OUT THE NEW MEDIA MODEL

MEET THE ENTREPRENEUR WHO HAS WORKED OUT THE NEW MEDIA MODEL

IN the age of disruption, it is publishing that has been one of the industries hardest hit by new technology, but Gold Coast entrepreneur Dan Richardson (pictured) could have found the successful business model that so many in this industry have searched for.

His health and fitness focussed business, Challenger Media Group, has hit the g...

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THE BUSINESS LEADER THAT WENT NUTS FOR SUCCESS

THE BUSINESS LEADER THAT WENT NUTS FOR SUCCESS

SOME might think it's a little bit crazy to leave a cushy legal career in pursuit of the startup life, but for Bernadette Favis 'going nuts' has been her biggest calling card for success. Favis is in the process of transitioning away from her career as a corporate lawyer to head up Cocolife, an ethically sourced coconut oil bu...

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NEW VENTURE A SECURE WAY TO GET TASKS DONE

NEW VENTURE A SECURE WAY TO GET TASKS DONE

A GOLD COAST-based security company has launched a 'gopher' style business to handle tasks such as site inspections and sensitive document delivery for time-strapped clients. It's the brainchild of Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur finalist Francis Populin (pictured), who founded security technology supplier C-Cure Systems in 1999...

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HUBBED SHAKES UP THE PARCEL DELIVERY SPACE

HUBBED SHAKES UP THE PARCEL DELIVERY SPACE

HUBBED, a Sydney-based startup launched in 2013, has shaken up the longstanding ecommerce delivery space by offering an alternative approach to parcel delivery.

Through its network of partnerships with both transport companies and 680 newsagents, it provides a service it says is more consistent with consumers' online shopping experie...

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ROZA'S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS REMAINS, 25 YEARS ON

ROZA'S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS REMAINS, 25 YEARS ON

ON THIS day 25 years ago, a four-year-old Jasmin Robertson (pictured) would have been sitting at a stand on her driveway, selling jars of her mother Roza's homemade sauce to people who passed by. A quarter of a century down the track you can still find Robertson selling Roza's signature recipes, only this time it is big business, ...

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HUB AUSTRALIA BOOSTS MELBOURNE'S CO-WORKING SCENE

HUB AUSTRALIA BOOSTS MELBOURNE'S CO-WORKING SCENE

HUB Australia has launched the largest co-working space in Victoria, after tripling its footprint in Melbourne. Hub Southern Cross occupies two floors of the Mail Exchange building on the corner of Spencer and Bourke Streets with space for up to 700 members. Hub Australia founder and CEO Brad Krauskopf (pictured) says the co-working i...

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BAKIR AIMS TO TAKE HOMECORP CONSTRUCTIONS TO THE TOP

BAKIR AIMS TO TAKE HOMECORP CONSTRUCTIONS TO THE TOP

IN just two years Homecorp Constructions has become Queensland's 15th largest home builder and founder Ron Bakir says, "we want to get to the top of that list."

To do that, Homecorp Constructions will fill its work pipeline by pursuing contracts from other developers as Bakir continues the company's impressive growth.

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IGNITE-FLIGHT CENTRE ALLIANCE TO LAUNCH 'GAME CHANGING' TRAVEL PRODUCT

IGNITE-FLIGHT CENTRE ALLIANCE TO LAUNCH 'GAME CHANGING' TRAVEL PRODUCT

GROUP buying has proven irresistible to consumers looking for cracking travel deals, but Ignite Travel Group founder Randall Deer (pictured) sees a major failing with the system that will be fixed with a new product his company will launch in association with Flight Centre (ASX: FLT).

Get Luxe will provide a "blended evolution"...

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