PRINCE ANDREW TO JUDGE ENTREPRENEUR COMPETITION AT BOND UNIVERSITY

PRINCE ANDREW TO JUDGE ENTREPRENEUR COMPETITION AT BOND UNIVERSITY

THE best and brightest entrepreneurial minds from Queensland, Northern Territory and northern New South Wales will have their chance to pitch their ideas to HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, after being named among the top 17 regional finalists in the inaugural Pitch@Palace Australia start-up competition.

The entrepreneurs will presen...

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FITAZFK ENTREPRENEURS HIT THE GYM TO CASH IN ON SOCIAL MEDIA SUCCESS

FITAZFK ENTREPRENEURS HIT THE GYM TO CASH IN ON SOCIAL MEDIA SUCCESS

AFTER repaying the initial start up costs of their e-commerce business within the first two days of trading, the founders of FitazFK are muscling their way into the Brisbane Gym market.

The latest venture for founders Georgio Batsinilas (pictured right) and Aaron McAllister (left) is a 650 square metre gym facility in Brisbane's inne...

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ACCELERATOR PROGRAM SET TO SHAKE UP THE ENERGY MARKET

ACCELERATOR PROGRAM SET TO SHAKE UP THE ENERGY MARKET

IT'S no secret that the energy sector is undergoing rapid change. Fossil fuels are more often being replaced by renewables like solar and wind to reach clean energy targets set by federal and state governments. So far, the winning businesses have been those with the foresight to solve current shortcomings and predict future markets - ...

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HOW A YOUNGSTER WITH A TECH PASSION BECAME A GROUND-BREAKING VR ENTREPRENEUR

HOW A YOUNGSTER WITH A TECH PASSION BECAME A GROUND-BREAKING VR ENTREPRENEUR

SAM Hussey (pictured) has always had a passion for storytelling and film production, buying his first camera at age 13 using spare cash from a side-job selling ice cream. Now, 17 years down the track, Hussey still has the same passion although he takes it to the next level. Hussey launched his own experiential agency Lightweave in 201...

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HOW KATE MOSS AND A SENSE OF SENSE OF HUMOUR HELPED AN ENTREPRENEUR TO LAND A DEAL ON SHARK TANK

HOW KATE MOSS AND A SENSE OF SENSE OF HUMOUR HELPED AN ENTREPRENEUR TO LAND A DEAL ON SHARK TANK

WITH a tried and tested family golden ginger cookie recipe, a sprinkle of sarcasm and a background in marketing and advertising, Emma Head scored an investment on Shark Tank from Janine Allis and Andrew Banks.

Her business, Sweet Mickie, is a personalised biscuit company and she stamps messages into the icing on top of the cookies with m...

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THE INHOUSE STARTUP ACCELERATOR THAT'S IDENTIFYING SOUTH AUSTRALIAN TALENT

THE INHOUSE STARTUP ACCELERATOR THAT'S IDENTIFYING SOUTH AUSTRALIAN TALENT

AUSTRALIA'S Universities are hungry for a slice of the highly lucrative startup pie. With so much talent crammed into a few university buildings, they'd be mad to waste all the research and development on education alone. The research conducted in the confines of a university lab has the power to reach so many, and that's exactly ...

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THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR WHO BEAT THE ODDS TO BECOME AN ENGINEERING FIRM CEO

THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR WHO BEAT THE ODDS TO BECOME AN ENGINEERING FIRM CEO

IT'S hard enough running a company, let alone running it just months after re-learning how to use a spoon. Six months before Kate Middleton was due to take the helm of Brisbane-based engineering firm Censeo she couldn't even walk or talk. "I had a massive seizure and spent over a month in hospital at St Andrews in the neu...

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HOW A COUPLE OF DEVIANTS BUILT AN INTERNATIONAL BRAND

HOW A COUPLE OF DEVIANTS BUILT AN INTERNATIONAL BRAND

WHEN Alex and Doug Hainstock (pictured) launched their fashion business out of the back of a van in 2012, they dubbed themselves 'deviants' - a couple of boys who were hungry for the counter-culture. Five years on and the brothers now run the aptly named DVNT, a successful international brand which designs, manufactures and sells ...

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FITASFK ENTREPRENEURS HIT THE GYM TO CASH IN ON SOCIAL MEDIA SUCCESS

FITASFK ENTREPRENEURS HIT THE GYM TO CASH IN ON SOCIAL MEDIA SUCCESS

AFTER repaying the initial start up costs of their e-commerce business within the first two days of trading, the founders of FitazFK are muscling their way into the Brisbane Gym market.

The latest venture for founders Georgio Batsinilas (pictured right) and Aaron McAllister (left) is a 650 square metre gym facility in Brisbane's inne...

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STARTUP CATALYST ARE TAKING FEMALE FOUNDERS TO LONDON

STARTUP CATALYST ARE TAKING FEMALE FOUNDERS TO LONDON

A TRIP of a lifetime is on the cards for 20 female startup and scale-up founders, entrepreneurs, and investors. Startup Catalyst has announced their next mission which will see successful applicants cruising the streets of London. Participants will visit startup accelerators and hubs, as well as corporate innovation labs, and visit the of...

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SBE'S NEWEST PROGRAM IS ALL ABOUT SPRINGBOARDING WOMEN TO SUCCESS

SBE'S NEWEST PROGRAM IS ALL ABOUT SPRINGBOARDING WOMEN TO SUCCESS

THE idea to run a dedicated program for women, training the future corporate leaders of Australia, first came to Julie Demsey during another of SBE Australia's training programs. Demsey, General Manager of SBE Australia, noticed many of the women coming to the shorter courses weren't far enough along and still needed support when ...

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STEVE BAXTER ANNOUNCED AS QUEENSLAND'S NEXT CHIEF ENTREPRENEUR

STEVE BAXTER ANNOUNCED AS QUEENSLAND'S NEXT CHIEF ENTREPRENEUR

STEVE Baxter, experienced investor and judge on Shark Tank, has been announced as the new Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. Baxter will take over from Mark Sowerby in October, placing him at the helm of the $420 million Advance Queensland initiative. At the age of 23, in 1994, Baxter poured his life savings into creating internet service...

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THE 'CART COUPLE' THAT WALKED AWAY FROM A DEAL WITH SHARK TANK'S NAOMI SIMSON

THE 'CART COUPLE' THAT WALKED AWAY FROM A DEAL WITH SHARK TANK'S NAOMI SIMSON

THEY'RE a husband and wife team that came up with an idea for a foldable cart with wheels while on holiday, and Rebecca and Anthony Keain have decided to go it alone after initially securing an investment from Naomi Simson on Shark Tank.

The Adelaide couple began their Cart-A-Lot business two years ago when they bought and brought tw...

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JAMIE PHEROUS: THE DAY I LITERALLY CRIED AND WHY YOU NEED TO DIVERSIFY YOUR CLIENT BASE

JAMIE PHEROUS: THE DAY I LITERALLY CRIED AND WHY YOU NEED TO DIVERSIFY YOUR CLIENT BASE

HE founded his company, Corporate Travel Management (ASX: CTD), in 1994 with just two staff in a small Brisbane office and Jamie Pherous now heads a business that employs 2,200 people, services more than 70 countries and has a market capitalisation of around $2.5 billion.

Corporate Travel Management (CTM) is now the largest privately-own...

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'CLICKS AND MORTAR' STRATEGY BUILDS A THRIVING ORGANIC BUSINESS

'CLICKS AND MORTAR' STRATEGY BUILDS A THRIVING ORGANIC BUSINESS

IT'S clear that passion is a key driver behind the quick success of Brisbane based Organic Index. The business was born from the desire of three sisters, Rebecca Medcalf, Melissa Krueger and Emma Dowling, to showcase organic alternatives to beauty and skincare across Australia and New Zealand. The trio's business is a happy ma...

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THE MOTHER OF THREE WHO HAS SHARK TANK'S ANDREW BANKS AND STEVE BAXTER FIGHTING TO INVEST WITH HER

THE MOTHER OF THREE WHO HAS SHARK TANK'S ANDREW BANKS AND STEVE BAXTER FIGHTING TO INVEST WITH HER

NOT every entrepreneur on Shark Tank Australia convinces the 'sharks' that their business is worthy of investment, but mother of three Lauren Martin has big hitters Andrew Banks and Steve Baxter competing for her idea.

Lauren and her daughter Lily pitched their 'Wish U Were Here' dolls to Shark Tank, which are customised ...

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HOW MAKING MISTAKES AND PASSION SCORED WEIGHT LOSS PARTNERS A DEAL WITH SHARK TANK'S JANINE ALLIS

HOW MAKING MISTAKES AND PASSION SCORED WEIGHT LOSS PARTNERS A DEAL WITH SHARK TANK'S JANINE ALLIS

THEY partnered up to provide a scientific and targeted approach to dieting, and Kate Save and Geoff Draper cut Shark Tank's Janine Allis in as an equal business partner for $200,000.

The founders behind Be Fit Food, which has been doubling business month-on-month, created a prepackaged food business based around ketogenic diets, whic...

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THE SOLAR POWERED DRONE THAT COULD FLY INDEFINITELY

THE SOLAR POWERED DRONE THAT COULD FLY INDEFINITELY

AN Australian company is in the process of developing a completely solar powered drone that might be capable of indefinite flight and has secured government funding for its revolutionary project. Praxis Aeronautics, based in Adelaide, has developed a prototype in which solar cells can be encapsulated into a composite material, such as the...

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SHARK TANK COUPLE GET HITCHED ON NATIONAL TV, AND SCORE INVESTMENT FROM JANINE ALLIS

SHARK TANK COUPLE GET HITCHED ON NATIONAL TV, AND SCORE INVESTMENT FROM JANINE ALLIS

THEY'RE a couple with the unusual shared 'interest' of having digestive issues, and Luke Lucas and Chrissy Glentis combined to convince Shark Tank's Janine Allis to invest in their specialist food business.

Their business, called Foddies, caters for the growing number of people who have food allergies, aversions and react...

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INTERNATIONAL RESTAURATEUR TEAMS UP WITH LOCAL FOODIES FOR NEW BYRON BAY VENTURE

INTERNATIONAL RESTAURATEUR TEAMS UP WITH LOCAL FOODIES FOR NEW BYRON BAY VENTURE

A celebrated Californian chef and international restaurateur have teamed up with local foodies have launched a new dining concept in Byron Bay that curates a colourful collection of fresh ingredients to create a dish  that's tipped to become the next iconic cuisine.

Offering a fresh take on an Hawaiian staple, Finn Poké is Nor...

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