Features

How ingenuity in adversity made these brothers millions

- October 11, 2019 3 MIN READ

When brothers Zane and Omar Sabre’s father was diagnosed with leukaemia the pair were faced with a dire situation – how could they come up with the money to pay for treatments, and ensure Zane could continue his university education? When their father’s diagnosis was made, Zane was in Australia in his third year of… Read more »

Experts

Power List: Meet Christie Whitehill

- July 17, 2019 4 MIN READ

Growing up on a property in northern Queensland before moving to Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays, Tech Ready Women founder Christie Whitehill had something of an idyllic childhood. Days were spent riding horses and exploring nature. “At one stage I wanted to be a park ranger and idolised Ranger Stacey,” Whitehill tells KBB. Tech played… Read more »

Features

Power List: Meet Justin Dry

- July 15, 2019 6 MIN READ

  Australia’s not short of people selling you booze, but in the space between discounted goon bags, and Shakespearean prose about the glories of $800 bottles of famous red, it seems most retailers forgot that sharing a bottle of wine with friends is about fun and conviviality. That’s where Vinomofo comes in and No. 6… Read more »

Features

The first act: Gina Lednyak

- September 14, 2018 3 MIN READ

Traditionally, the first act establishes character, relationships and setting; it’s where the first plot point happens. This series collects the ‘first act’ jobs, careers or businesses of entrepreneurs. Introducing Gina Lednyak… Gina Lednyak finds opportunity. Or rather, she makes opportunities happen. “I started working when I was thirteen – literally the second I legally could.… Read more »

Features

The future is online for entrepreneur Mick Dempsey

- April 17, 2018 2 MIN READ

Serial entrepreneur, Mick Dempsey is no stranger to fintech. His first venture Ezidebit, a payment solution for small businesses, helped change the way payments were processed for SMEs. Started in Brisbane in 1999, the business grew to become one of Australia’s leading payment processors. By the time Dempsey and his brother sold Ezidebit for a… Read more »

News

Win a trip to Hong Kong: ShareRing calls for entrepreneur pitches

- April 13, 2018 2 MIN READ

To coincide with its APAC expansion, on-demand, two-sided marketplace in the sharing economy, ShareRing, is giving two, creative entrepreneurs the opportunity to win a free trip to Hong Kong, to present a five-minute business pitch to an audience of 120 people. ShareRing urges creative entrepreneurs who want to make a big impact in the sharing economy to submit their emerging business… Read more »

News

Study finds funding gap continues between male and female entrepreneurs

- March 8, 2018 2 MIN READ

99designs’ second annual global poll of entrepreneurs has discovered significant similarities between the way men and women run a business. However, when it comes to raising outside capital for new ventures, a massive funding gap still exists. According to the International Women’s Day Entrepreneurship survey of more than 3,000 entrepreneurs, men are twice as likely as… Read more »

Experts

Disrupting industries “like a girl”

- March 7, 2018 3 MIN READ

Business mentor Smriti Goswami tackles the issue of lack of female entrepreneurs in male-dominated industries Smriti Goswami has never let “being a girl” hold her back from chasing her dreams. From a Navy Diving Course, to a commercial pilots’ licence and adventure-sport excellence, Smriti has excelled in many traditionally male-dominated arenas. Now Smriti, a life… Read more »