TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT: THE BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT: THE BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS

TONIGHT, 300 of Brisbane's most talented young business people will descend on Moda Events Portside for the 2017 Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards. The event, hosted by Business News Australia and emceed by Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur Mark Sowerby and Carla Tooma, is the night of nights for Brisbane's young entrepreneurs....

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THE MUSO-DOCTOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR WHO WAS AWARDED A $100K GRANT TO DEVELOP HEADPHONES

THE MUSO-DOCTOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR WHO WAS AWARDED A $100K GRANT TO DEVELOP HEADPHONES

TWO young entrepreneurs have been awarded a government grant of $100,000 to fund the development of the world's first audio-perfecting headphones with a built-in hearing test.

The Audeara headphones, developed by Dr James Fielding and Dr Chris Jeffery from the Brisbane-based RER Labs, are close to commercial launch and was born out o...

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HOW A COUPLE OF GNOCCHI BROTHERS LEARNED TO EMBRACE CHANGE

HOW A COUPLE OF GNOCCHI BROTHERS LEARNED TO EMBRACE CHANGE

IT'S no secret that apps like Uber Eats and Deliveroo are changing the way we eat. At the press of a button your favourite meals from basically any restaurant nearby can be delivered straight to your door for just a $5 delivery fee and it's what dreams are made of for foodies. On-demand food delivery apps are disrupting the wa...

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PRINCE ANDREW SAYS 'CONNECTIVITY' AND COLLABORATION IS THE KEY TO STARTUP SUCCESS

PRINCE ANDREW SAYS 'CONNECTIVITY' AND COLLABORATION IS THE KEY TO STARTUP SUCCESS

PRINCE ANDREW has been part of a judging panel that has taken pitches from 17 of the best and brightest minds from Queensland, Northern Territory and northern New South Wales as part of a nationwide competition to find Australia's top entrepreneur. The Duke of York was the special guest at Bond University on the Gold Coast for the ina...

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INSTAGRAM GIVES VERGE GIRL SISTERS A BOOST TO TAKE FASHION WORLD BY STORM

INSTAGRAM GIVES VERGE GIRL SISTERS A BOOST TO TAKE FASHION WORLD BY STORM

WHEN sister duo Daniella Dionyssiou and Natalia Suesskow opened their Brisbane-based clothing boutique Verge Girl in 2007, they didn't expect in just 10 years' time their brand would be a heavy hitting e-commerce and fashion influencer. The style savvy siblings studied fashion design together at the ages of 16 and 18, later notici...

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THE STARTUP FESTIVAL WHERE GLOBAL HEAVYWEIGHTS COLLIDE WITH ENTREPRENEURS AND TRAILBLAZERS

THE STARTUP FESTIVAL WHERE GLOBAL HEAVYWEIGHTS COLLIDE WITH ENTREPRENEURS AND TRAILBLAZERS

THEIR aim is to put on the 'biggest, baddest and best' startup event in the Asia Pacific region and the founders of Myriad have declared if the event becomes 'just another tech conference', then they have failed.

Estonian Martin Talvari (pictured) and Australian entrepreneur Murray Galbraith will pull together the second ...

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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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