STARTUP SECURES PARTNERSHIP WITH AUSTRALIA POST

STARTUP SECURES PARTNERSHIP WITH AUSTRALIA POST

MOBILE payment startup Sniip has announced a nation-wide partnership with Australia post to bring its disruptive tech to even more customers. The fintech will roll out the use of Sniip to enable Australia Post customers to pay bills using the Post BillPay barcode wherever they might be using their smartphone. Co-founder and CEO of Sni...

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INSIDE THE BUSINESS WHICH TURNED ALLIANZ STADIUM INTO A ZOMBIE WASTELAND

INSIDE THE BUSINESS WHICH TURNED ALLIANZ STADIUM INTO A ZOMBIE WASTELAND

OVER the weekend, thousands of horror buffs descended on Sydney's SCG and Allianz Stadium precinct for what has been called 'the world's largest real-world zombie survival game'. Zedtown: Last Haven immersed participants in an apocalypse story where the undead rule the planet, and the players' objective is to discover ...

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TAKING A PLUNGE: HOW ASHLEIGH MCINNES FOUNDED ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S FASTEST GROWING PR FIRMS

TAKING A PLUNGE: HOW ASHLEIGH MCINNES FOUNDED ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S FASTEST GROWING PR FIRMS

ASHLEIGH McInnes, founder of Papermill Media, will tell you her successful firm was the result of a fluke. "You know that old saying fake it till you make it? I faked it for two years," laughs McInnes. Despite her humility, McInnes founded the company from her bedroom when she was just 24 and it has grown to be one of Austra...

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AUSSIE CROWNED DUKE OF YORK'S GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

AUSSIE CROWNED DUKE OF YORK'S GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

GOLD COAST surfing icon Nev Hyman believes there are two major problems facing the world today; plastic waste, and a desperate need for affordable shelter. Fortunately, the entrepreneur created Nev House, a company which turns recyclable plastics into low cost structures including homes, schools and clinics which can be clipped together i...

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DOING THE HEAVY LIFTING FOR THE WORLD OF BODYBUILDERS, THE FOUNDER OF RYDERWEAR

DOING THE HEAVY LIFTING FOR THE WORLD OF BODYBUILDERS, THE FOUNDER OF RYDERWEAR

IF you want something done right, do it yourself. That's the message so many entrepreneurs pass down to emerging business leaders. It also happens to be exactly how David Lukic found success. Lukic's company, Ryderwear, fulfils a niche in the fitness-wear industry that traditional players hardly touch: bodybuilders. Eight year...

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CREATING A LASTING EXPERIENCE TO SAVE THE PLANET ONE JOCO CUP AT A TIME

CREATING A LASTING EXPERIENCE TO SAVE THE PLANET ONE JOCO CUP AT A TIME

WHAT started off as a small project with his circle of friends has since blown into a full-scale operation for JOCO Cups founder Matt Colgeate. The JOCO brand, which launched in 2009, was somewhat of a side project for Colgeate who wanted to do something about the vast amount of disposable waste being created around the world. In the years ...

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TECH ENTREPRENEUR ON HOW TO BUILD A BUSINESS FROM THE GROUND UP

TECH ENTREPRENEUR ON HOW TO BUILD A BUSINESS FROM THE GROUND UP

WHEN new employees start work at HTG, Paul Gunther, Director at HTG, likes to remind the fresh faces where he began. Just ten years ago, Gunther and his business partner Tim Tocco started out on a journey that has seen HTG go from just six employees on the Gold Coast to now over 250.  However, the the success didn't come over...

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EQUITY CROWD FUNDING

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EQUITY CROWD FUNDING

CROWD funding has long been a darling of entrepreneurs, inventors, and creatives. Platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and even Patreon have launched the successful careers of a number of Australian change makers. By allowing interested patrons to donate money, sometimes in exchange for tokens of appreciation, these crowdfunding platforms ...

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SHARK TANK CASTING OPEN TO ENTREPRENEURS FOR 2018 SHOW

SHARK TANK CASTING OPEN TO ENTREPRENEURS FOR 2018 SHOW

CASTING is now underway for entrepreneurs to have their chance at pitching their business to the Sharks on Network Ten's critically acclaimed Shark Tank.

Season four of the show will return with five of Australia's most successful business people searching for the next big idea to turn into a profitable investment.

Shark Tan...

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TRAVELSHOOT IS THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED

TRAVELSHOOT IS THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED

NOT everybody is a photographer, and that's okay, until you find yourself in front of a magnificent sunset in New York City. Founders of Travelshoot, Sarah Peace and Tim Jones, want to ensure that every moment of a vacation is not just documented, but beautifully documented. The concept behind Travelshoot is an on-demand professio...

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GRACE LOVES LACE NEW COLLECTION TO CONTINUE THE TRAILBLAZING STREAK

GRACE LOVES LACE NEW COLLECTION TO CONTINUE THE TRAILBLAZING STREAK

MEGAN ZIEMS (pictured top), the queen of bohemian bridalwear, is nothing if not an ambitious and restless businesswoman. Just weeks after the birth of her second child, and only days after being named number one on the Gold Coast 40 under 40 list, the founder of Grace Loves Lace has this week launched her latest worldwide collection. ...

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IT'S A YES, AND IT COULD MEAN A BILLION-DOLLAR BOOST FOR THE ECONOMY

IT'S A YES, AND IT COULD MEAN A BILLION-DOLLAR BOOST FOR THE ECONOMY

AUSTRALIA has had its say today, and returned a result of 61.6 per cent in favour of legalising same-sex marriage.

The final count saw 7.8 million responses in favour of same-sex marriage, and 4.9 million against. Those in the wedding industry believe that Australia can now become a hotspot wedding destination for same-sex couples lo...

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GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 1-5

GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 1-5

TODAY we reveal the "best of the best" in our Top 40 under 40 Young Entrepreneurs Gold Coast with our top 5 emerging business leaders who are changing and disrupting their respective industries in Australia and overseas.

These top 5 entrepreneurs have taken the world by storm with bespoke wedding dresses exported to 65 cou...

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GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 6-10

GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 6-10

WE'VE BEEN revealing our Top 40 under 40 Young Entrepreneurs Gold Coast over the past week, and today it's our top 6 to10. These tech-savvy entrepreneurs put on display exactly what makes the Gold Coast a fantastic place. They are broadcasting to an audience of millions and designing incredible clothes at the same time. They are s...

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GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 11-20

GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 11-20

THIS week, we're revealing our Top 40 under 40 Young Entrepreneurs Gold Coast, who represent some of Australia's most inspiring young business people from a variety of industries. Our top 40 entrepreneurs and business leaders under the age of 40 have all built a thriving business, delivered innovation, led social change or have an...

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DOING THINGS THE HAPPY WAY IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS FOR ADL PROTEIN BRAND

DOING THINGS THE HAPPY WAY IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS FOR ADL PROTEIN BRAND

SEEING a gap in the market for protein powder that's suitable for women, as well as organic and tasty, the founder of Happy Way started down a path that's only proved fruitful. Ben Germein and Hien Nguyen (pictured) are the Adelaide based co-founders of popular superfood supplement brand Happy Way. The product is made out of g...

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BRISBANE'S KING OF SOLAR POWER REVEALS STARTUP JOURNEY

BRISBANE'S KING OF SOLAR POWER REVEALS STARTUP JOURNEY

WHEN Karl Brown decided to go out on a limb and start his own solar company he only had $2,500 to play with.

"It was all my wife would let me have," says Brown. Now he runs one of Queensland's largest privately owned solar companies, Instyle Solar. How did he do it? Brown says it's all down to changing your pers...

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GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 21-30

GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 21-30

THIS week, we'll be revealing our Top 40 under 40 Young Entrepreneurs Gold Coast, who represent some of Australia's most inspiring young business people from a variety of industries. Our top 40 entrepreneurs and business leaders under the age of 40 have all built a thriving business, delivered innovation, led social change or have...

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MATT BLATT FOUNDER ON HOW TO SUCCEED IN RETAIL WHILE STICKING TO YOUR ROOTS

MATT BLATT FOUNDER ON HOW TO SUCCEED IN RETAIL WHILE STICKING TO YOUR ROOTS

FED up with the furniture options open to Australians, which he describes as "bland", Adam Drexler (pictured) and wife Deborah took it upon themselves to provide something entirely different. Their creation, under pseudonym Matt Blatt, is one of the most exciting and Instagrammable furniture stores in the country. The duo pride ...

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GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 31-40

GOLD COAST'S TOP 40 ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40 REVEALED: 31-40

THIS week, we'll be revealing the Gold Coast's top 40 entrepreneurs under 40 who represent some of Australia's most inspiring young business people from a variety of industries. Our top 40 have built a thriving business, delivered innovation, led social change or have an idea that will change lives. Today it's our top ...

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