Tammy Hembrow hits 10 million follower mark

Tammy Hembrow hits 10 million follower mark

Influencer entrepreneur Tammy Hembrow has been firing on all cylinders in 2019. Not only have her athleisure fashion brand Saski Collection and Tammy Hembrow Fitness seen strong growth, but she's broken some incredible Instagram milestones. Her number of followers has risen by around 1.3 million in the past 12 months to reach the ...

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Alternative data the next frontier for lending tech

Alternative data the next frontier for lending tech

"All the technology, processes and procedures that we build are constantly evolving, and I think that's what's separating us from the giants in our space and the legacy lenders," says Jacaranda Finance founder Daniel Wessels.  For most people the word association with "subprime" would be "mortgage cri...

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From Zambrero stores to TV comedy: SS Group enters the media kitchen

From Zambrero stores to TV comedy: SS Group enters the media kitchen

"Don't put all your eggs in one basket." It's the mantra young entrepreneurs Scott and Shae Chapman have been living and breathing since founding The SS Group just over five years ago. Their journey began in franchising when the duo launched several restaurants within the Zambrero Mexican chain. They quickly disc...

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Melbourne startup unveils ocean floor 'Street View' submarine

Melbourne startup unveils ocean floor 'Street View' submarine

Emerging Melbourne tech startup UAM Tec (Underwater Autonomous Mapping Technology) has revealed its first product, dubbed Google Maps Street View for the ocean floor. Sub Mapping is UAM Tec's new underwater submarine that can autonomously map the world's oceans, lakes and waterways, creating what the company calls "WaterView&...

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E-commerce titans raise a toast at Melbourne Young Entrepreneur Awards

E-commerce titans raise a toast at Melbourne Young Entrepreneur Awards

If a booming online marketplace already exists, why bother building a new one from scratch?  It is a view the likes of Ruslan Kogan would probably disagree with, but for Fung Lam and Werner Liu this mentality sparked Australia's biggest e-commerce player that few have ever heard of. The pair took out the top prize at tonight&...

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Melbourne's game changers to gather for the Young Entrepreneur Awards 2019

Melbourne's game changers to gather for the Young Entrepreneur Awards 2019

Melbourne's brightest young businesspeople will gather on the banks of the Yarra River tonight for the Melbourne Young Entrepreneur Awards 2019. The city has become a hub of innovation over the last decade, neatly complementing its rich corporate history. Startup success stories like Afterpay, Airwallex, Webjet, and Seek were all ...

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Digital home loan disruptor Athena secures $70 million in venture capital

Digital home loan disruptor Athena secures $70 million in venture capital

Digital home loan platform Athena Home Loans has completed a $70 million Series C funding raise led by leading Australian venture capital (VC) funds. The injection of capital will allow the digital disruptor to begin offering home loans for property purchase, adding to the group's successful mortgage refinancing operations. Existi...

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Logistics legend Carlos Ferri wins Sydney Young Entrepreneur Award

Logistics legend Carlos Ferri wins Sydney Young Entrepreneur Award

Take note next time you meet an international student who is struggling with their English, because they may just be one of Australia's future business leaders. This was certainly the case with Brazilian-born Carlos Ferri, a serial entrepreneur who in the space of just over a decade has built an empire of successful high-growth compan...

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Sydney, it's your turn: Young Entrepreneur Awards 2019

Sydney, it's your turn: Young Entrepreneur Awards 2019

The Sydney Young Entrepreneur Awards 2019 were a roaring success. Click here for the full list of winners.  It's hard to stand out in Sydney. With the country's largest metropolitan population and a vibrant yet challenging global corporate scene, making your mark is certainly difficult in the harbour city. But being a...

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Zero Co launches campaign to get Australians to ditch single-use plastics

Zero Co launches campaign to get Australians to ditch single-use plastics

High profile Aussies and sophisticated investors are backing a new eco-startup that's getting us to go zero. Zero Co is an Australian business hoping to eliminate single-use plastics from every Australian kitchen, laundry and bathroom. The startup has already raised $600,000 during a pre-seed capital round with an experienced mix ...

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Elevator entrepreneur Jon Dwayre lifts top prize at Gold Coast awards

Elevator entrepreneur Jon Dwayre lifts top prize at Gold Coast awards

The Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards 2019 was choc-a-bloc with business talent tonight, but the evening eventually revolved around Jonathan Dwayre and his elevator empire Orbitz. Competition was tough but it was the meteoric rise of Orbitz Elevators that most impressed the judges, with exceptional year-on-year growth and massive job c...

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Tonight, we celebrate the Gold Coast's young game-changers

Tonight, we celebrate the Gold Coast's young game-changers

It is no secret that the Gold Coast is one of the best places to do business in Australia. Sure, the surf, sand, and impeccable weather make every day feel like paradise, but the city's young entrepreneurs are proving the place is more than just a tourist destination. Tonight, the cream of the crop of the Gold Coast's young bu...

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Girl Geek Academy soars with SheFlies acquisition

Girl Geek Academy soars with SheFlies acquisition

Melbourne-based Girl Geek Academy has acquired international initiative SheFlies to further its mission to teach one million women to learn technology by 2025. SheFlies is a suite of programs designed to increase gender equality in tech spaces like drones, space and aviation. The programs are designed to celebrate the achievements of ...

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MoneyMe rolls out property marketing BNPL platform ahead of IPO

MoneyMe rolls out property marketing BNPL platform ahead of IPO

Alternative personal finance platforms have been sweeping the world of late, with advances in data analytics and instant access to capital making overnight success stories of companies like Afterpay (ASX: APT) and Zip Co (ASX: ZIP). Personal loan group MoneyMe is throwing its own hat into the buy-now pay-later (BNPL) ring with the launch ...

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Solar king Karl Brown takes the crown at Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards

Solar king Karl Brown takes the crown at Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards

InStyle Solar founder Karl Brown finally has his day in the sun after winning the Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Award on Friday night, beating out one of the most tightly contested groups the event has ever seen. The event was the largest yet for the river city with Brisbane's leading young businesspeople converging on Ry...

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Prestigious awards to recognise Brisbane's finest young entrepreneurs tonight

Prestigious awards to recognise Brisbane's finest young entrepreneurs tonight

Most business people don't set out on their journeys in search of recognition, but rather that desire to create something new, to execute a vision or even just to make a solid living as their own boss. So engrossed are entrepreneurs in their empires that they don't often get the chance to reflect on the significance of the metres ...

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Hyundai joins Car Next Door in the fast lane

Hyundai joins Car Next Door in the fast lane

An Australian car sharing platform has received a $6.2 million investment from South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai. The capital injection brings the total amount invested in Car Next Door by Hyundai to $8.2 million. Hyundai Australia CEO JW Lee says the investment into the Australian startup further aligns the manufacturer with the ...

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Cobra strikes where the leads are hot

Cobra strikes where the leads are hot

When you outgrow your office space twice in six months, it's a pretty good indication that your business is growing rapidly. Such is the case for Cobra Digital, a dynamic advertising and lead generation agency led by entrepreneurs James Strathdee, 35 (pictured right), and Reuben Scheckter, 25 (pictured Left). Cobra Digital, a fina...

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Steve Scanlan joins Technology People, to launch the business in Melbourne

Steve Scanlan joins Technology People, to launch the business in Melbourne

Sydney's Technology People have secured the backing of Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Steve Scanlan. Following the sale of his IT business Recon Solutions to labour hire and workforce management business People Infrastructure, Scanlan has bought a stake in Technology People and has joined the company as Director of Growt...

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Blockchain goes bush with Power Ledger

Blockchain goes bush with Power Ledger

Power Ledger is taking its blockchain-based peer-to-peer power sharing technology outside of the city for the first time with a trial in Western Australia. The trial in WA is the first time Power Ledger has taken its tech to a regional area and will see commercial buildings trade excess solar power between each other, underpinned by the c...

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