The best entrepreneurial decision I ever made

The best entrepreneurial decision I ever made

The entrepreneurial journey can be a lonely road. In my own experience, I found that at times the entrepreneurial drive and commitment could be all encompassing. It's quite easy to get caught up in your own head or, worse yet, limited by your own (tunnel) vision.  As an ambitious business owner, I knew that I wanted to te...

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Brisbane entrepreneur's AI eyeball a sight to behold

Brisbane entrepreneur's AI eyeball a sight to behold

The human eye is a marvel of evolution. We can differentiate approximately 10 million different colours, we can see the light of a candle up to 22 kilometres away in the right conditions, and they are the most active muscles in our body. But like every other part of our build, the human eye has its limits. If there's anything ...

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Outland Denim is helping end modern slavery one thread at a time

Outland Denim is helping end modern slavery one thread at a time

For Outland Denim founder James Bartle (pictured), business is personal. While travelling in East Asia Bartle saw a young girl for sale, and it's a sight that has stuck with him ever since. His experience inspired him to establish his Gold Coast-based fashion business he hopes will make a difference to the estimated 40.3 mill...

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Could this startup's drone technology revive bushfire-ravaged Australia?

Could this startup's drone technology revive bushfire-ravaged Australia?

From creating hyper-detailed maps to delivering burritos and online shopping orders, companies are finding myriad ways to modify drone technology into commercial products. But this latest use of the tech could prove fruitful for bushfire affected communities and Australia's natural world as the country comes to terms with the destruct...

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Workout queen Ashy Bines launches activewear collection

Workout queen Ashy Bines launches activewear collection

Influencers and activewear fit together like quinoa and kale, but Ashy Bines promises that her new fashion line is different from the rest. Called 'BASELINE by Ashy Bines' the brand is set to go on sale on February 26, pushing the entrepreneur, personal trainer and influencer in a brand new direction. "I live in activewea...

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SA Chief Entrepreneur: New Adelaide innovation hub to lift business superstars

SA Chief Entrepreneur: New Adelaide innovation hub to lift business superstars

There's no shortage of ideas in the Festival State. While outsiders might perceive South Australia as the small, quiet, wine-sipping cousin of Victoria, the state's entrepreneurial scene is growing fast. Perhaps this is best represented by its new innovation hub Lot Fourteen, which once built will be one of the Southern Hemisp...

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Fashion brand LSKD partners with Google drone delivery service Wing

Fashion brand LSKD partners with Google drone delivery service Wing

In what is a first for Queensland, Australian lifestyle fashion brand LSKD has officially partnered with Google's drone delivery service Wing. From today, customers in Logan, Queensland, can receive orders from LSKD in as little as ten minutes via drone. LSKD is following in the footsteps of retailers like The Iconic and Drummond ...

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Freight forwarding startup Verus Global hits $24m in first year

Freight forwarding startup Verus Global hits $24m in first year

Just over a year ago Jackson Meyer was spruiking a new freight forwarding business model built on overhauling "outdated" processes and branding while cutting third-parties out of the picture. The budding entrepreneur claimed his business Verus Global would be able to reach turnover of $12 million in the first year of operation. ...

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Pegasus secures $28 million investment from US firm Accel-KKR

Pegasus secures $28 million investment from US firm Accel-KKR

Newcastle-based safety and competency tech company Pegasus has secured a $28 million capital injection from Silicon Valley investment firm Accel-KKR. The Australian company, which offers competency management, training, and site safety services for a variety of industries intends to deploy the funds to expand rapidly in the UK, Europe, an...

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Smoothie Bombs' 'cybersquatting' case is a lesson for every business owner

Smoothie Bombs' 'cybersquatting' case is a lesson for every business owner

In this modern era, having a good product and a strong sales plan in place is just one part of the equation for retail success. As marketing, sales, promotion and products are more online than ever before, ensuring your intellectual property is in place and sufficiently protected is essential. One Australian founder learned this the h...

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Lease default kicks Gold Coast Innovation Hub out of the nest

Lease default kicks Gold Coast Innovation Hub out of the nest

Businesses involved with Gold Coast Innovation Hub have found themselves scrambling for space after one member defaulted on the lease at Robina Group's commercial centre The PC in CBDRobina. The incubator's CEO Sharon Hunneybell claims 42 Innovations, which was in charge of providing the lease for the workspace, defaulted and fail...

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Girl Geek Academy launches in Samoa

Girl Geek Academy launches in Samoa

Melbourne-based Girl Geek Academy has launched in Samoa, further extending its mission to inspire women to develop skills in technology. The launch in Samoa is the first Pacific program for the Australian educators and saw nearly 50 women and girls learn how to code. Dubbed #MissMakesCode, the Samoa program was piloted free of charge ...

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Photo Auction to take emerging Australian artists to the world

Photo Auction to take emerging Australian artists to the world

With its launch into Australia last November, Photo Auction hoped to add yet another market to its fast-growing footprint. While sales are one thing, what the retailer is really interested in is uncovering new talent. Based in South Korea, New York and Hong Kong, Photo Auction is an art retailer specialising in photography. The gr...

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Life's a beach for Tammy Hembrow who just released her latest swimwear collection

Life's a beach for Tammy Hembrow who just released her latest swimwear collection

Influencer-turned-entrepreneur Tammy Hembrow has had a brilliant 2019. On top of winning the Fashion Design Award at the Australian Young Entrepreneur Awards 2019, and being named the number 30 Top Young Entrepreneur of 2019, Hembrow has been travelling the world on the back of her social media and business success. The accomplishment...

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Sprintlaw races ahead with $1.2 million capital raise for legal tech

Sprintlaw races ahead with $1.2 million capital raise for legal tech

What began as a bootstrapped project to transform legal services through automation has now successfully raised $1.2 million to fund further innovation. Founded in Sydney by Alex Solo (pictured left) and Tomoyuki Hachigo (pictured right) in 2017, online-based Sprintlaw has developed more than 100 custom-built intelligent bots to automate ...

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Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs

Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs

Resourceful, driven and imaginative are just a few words that describe the young business leaders in this list; creators who have made big bets on themselves to the benefit of society and those closest to them. They create not just jobs (although combined they employ more than 10,000 people) but organisations - corporate organisms that gr...

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Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 11-20

Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 11-20

There are several entrepreneurs in this group who are changing the game in health, fitness and medicine. From doing things differently in dentistry or general practice, to pioneering new ground in the medical cannabis industry or reinventing pilates, these disruptors are ones to watch. Tech is also a key theme whether it be IT or util...

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Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 21-30

Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 21-30

To be an entrepreneur, one must be tenacious in securing opportunities even when the chips are down. Many of the entrants in this group have shown grit against the odds and grown powerhouse companies in industries where the competition was already well established. Leaders in the finance space, a handful of digital disruptors and even...

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Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 31-40

Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 31-40

Many people think that entrepreneurs are always pursuing things that haven't been done before. While this may be true of some, most are seeking to do something better rather than something new. This is certainly the case for many of the entrants here. Whether adding new flavours to the food and beverage space, leveraging technolog...

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Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 41-50

Australia's Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs: 41-50

Proving that appearances do matter is what these entrepreneurs do best, but not in the ways you might think. The 41-50 features some of Australia's most innovative marketing specialists who thrive on building brands, as well as specialists who give other companies facelifts through implementing new tech. The Top 50 is also rounded...

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