Kochie's Business Builders POWER LIST in partnership with Google Ads shines a light on the people impacting, influencing and innovating across the startup and small business ecosystem

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From entrepreneurs to activists, from founders to small business owners

Curated by our publishing team, the KBB Power List in partnership with Google Ads reveals the people we believe have made a profound impact on the startup and small business space. 

Whether they are championing small business causes, changing the way we do business with their innovation or simply inspiring us with their stories, the 50 are all making an impact

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OUR TOP TEN

Meet our TOP TEN chosen 
from our amazing 50. 

1. Nic Marchesi & Lucas Patchett - Orange Sky

2. Katy Barfield - Yume Food 

3. Trent Innes - Xero

4. Tim Reed  - MYOB

5. Professor Jo Barraket - Swinburne

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Founder & CEO - HUB Australia 

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Dr Stephanie Fahey
CEO - Austrade 

Nic Marchesi & Lucas Patchett
Founders - Orange Sky

Jane Cay
Founder - Birdsnest

Peter Strong
CEO - COSBOA

Richard Flanagan 
Head of Business & Brand Marketing - Google ANZ 

Kate Carnell AO 
Ombudsman 

Leanne Faulkner
Founder - Fortitude

Jane Lu
Founder - Showpo

Justin Dry 
Co-Founder - Vinomofo

Steven Marshall
Premier of South Australia 

Katy Barfield
Founder - Yume 

Trent Innes
CEO - Xero

Peta Ellis
CEO - River City Labs

Dean Foley
Founder - Barayamal

Carolyn Creswell
Founder - Carmans

Professor Jo Barraket 
Director of the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne 

Matt Barrie
Founder - Freelancer.com

Fred Schebesta
Co-Founder - Finder.com.au

Jo Palmer
Founder -Pointer Remote roles

Tim Reed
CEO - MYOB

Carrie Kwan
Co-Founder - Mums and Co

Christie Whitehill 
Founder - Tech Ready Women 

Flavia Tata Nardini
Co-Founder - Fleet Space

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Tyson Koh 
Founder, KEEP Sydney Open 

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Usman Ifitkhar 
CEO, Catalysr 


6. Justin Dry - Vinomofo

7. Kayla Itsines & Tobi Pearce - Sweat 

8. Dean Foley - Barayamal 

9. Christie Whitehill - Tech Ready Women

10. Carrie Kwan - Mums& Co 

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Lisa Messenger 
Founder, The Collective Hub 

Dean Foley 
Founder, Barayamal